No surprise: We here at Cool Spaces! are keen on the documentary format. And when it comes to documentaries about architects and buildings, there are quite a few good ones to choose from. Earlier this year, ArchDaily created a heroic post describing 30 such films that cover topics like midcentury modern design giants Ray and Charles Eames, the construction of specific buildings (like the Tate Modern, by Herzog & de Meuron), Japanese architecture, languishing Cuban buildings, and much more.
Among the films ArchDaily lists is Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006), directed by the acclaimed Sydney Pollack. Our production team checked it out before producing our own segment on Gehry’s Ruvo Center in Las Vegas (a five-minute version of which you can see here). If you haven’t seen Sketches, it’s well worth viewing and offers some pretty good insights into how Gehry approaches design.
Here’s the trailer for Pollack’s film: