Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rooftop Architecture Film Series at Austin's Arthouse

The Rooftop Architecture Film Series proposes a dialogue between the new architecture of Arthouse and the built environments of the past and present through film. These documentaries investigate not only celebrated architects and their projects, but also the people who activate their buildings. All screenings take place on Arthouse’s new rooftop deck, weather permitting.

Wednesday, February 23 | 7pm
Free for Arthouse members
$10 General public

Koolhaas Houselife (2008, NR) directed by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
running time: 58 minutes
Filmmakers in attendance, Q&A to follow screening

Koolhaas Houselife is a comprehensive stroll through a complex architectural icon created by Rem Koolhaas/OMA in 1998 in Bordeaux, to accommodate a man confined to a wheelchair. Unlike most movies about architecture, this feature focuses on letting the viewer enter into the invisible bubble of the daily intimacy of an architectural icon. This is accomplished through the stories and daily chores of Guadalupe, the housekeeper and caretaker, and others who maintain the property.

Future dates and films TBA on the Arthouse Web site.

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