Film and Television
Mansion from TV series ‘Dallas’ asks $12.95 million
Who shot J.R.? Was it one of the six bathrooms?
Watch the trailer for the new Rem Koolhaas documentary
Following in the footsteps of the son-reflecting-on-father-architect sub-genre (à la My Architect) is a new film about Dutch powerhouse Rem Koolhaas directed by his son Tomas.
8th annual Architecture & Design Film Festival to kick off with Saarinen documentary
Curated by Kyle Bergman, the eighth edition of the festival will present over 30 feature-length and short films about design, architecture, urbanism and craft, as well as interactive programming including panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, and networking events.
Trippy cityscapes a highlight of Rio Olympics opening ceremony
Working with a limited budget, Brazilian filmmaker and director of Rio’s show Fernando Meirelles chose to invest in a powerful, versatile projection system. The results are mesmerizing as they are impressive.
Saturday Night Live designer talks sets, sketches, and staying out of the way
Production designer Eugene Lee, who has worked for the show since episode one, has shaped the look of one of television's most influential comedy shows.
$900K English home is a genuine luxury hobbit hole
We hope hobbits like swimming.
Silence of the Lambs house finally sells
It went for $195,00, about two thirds of the original asking price.
Every single 'Real World' house, mapped
When 'The Real World' debuted in 1992, Nirvana was huge, people used pagers, and MTV still aired music videos. 31 seasons later, we've mapped all of the lofts, piers, penthouses, and beach houses ever featured on TV's first reality show.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 10: Decor Recap
For sale: one Sept of Baelor, slightly damaged.
Independence Day 2 has us wondering who hates architecture more: aliens, asteroids, or ghosts?
In honor of Independence Day 2, we explore who has the worst track record of destroying architecture in movies.
Designer Dieter Rams will take center stage in an upcoming documentary
Director Gary Hustwit, of Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized fame, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his upcoming film, which will examine Rams’s work and life.
Buyer Beware: An Onscreen Homeownership Primer
These nine movies play up the anxieties (sometimes to disastrous effect) that accompany making that first real estate purchase—or simply moving into a new house, or renovating a dilapidated one. Consider them cautionary tales.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 9: Decor Recap
Whoever was the city planner for Meereen left much to be desired.
Can you match the ‘90s sitcom living room to the painting?
Test your TV knowledge.
‘Father of the Bride’ house hits the market for $2 million
Also known as the ‘Guess Who’ starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac house.
Amityville Horror house on Long Island goes on the market for $850K
The house was the site of an infamous sextuple murder in 1974.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 8: Decor Recap
These ships better not mess up all that nice furniture.
New comedy features tired and overused architect stereotype
Movies love portraying architects as egomaniacal braggarts, and this new one—titled The Architect, no less—is no exception.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 7: Decor Recap
In which we tour some of the nicest (and less nice) castles in Westeros.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Smallest Project Has a Dramatic, Tragic Past
A new documentary explains how a dedicated Frank Lloyd Wright fan convinced the master to design a cottage for him in Wisconsin, and how the lost work was rediscovered decades later.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 6: Decor Recap
There's a new best castle in the Game of Thrones universe.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 5: Decor Recap
Hold the door, or at least install some locks.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lair Available on Airbnb
As far as windowless apartments go, this is pretty much the pinnacle.
3 Films Where Architecture Informs the Plot—and Characters' Psyches
Last week, we rounded up a few of our favorite movies that feature architecture (however tangentially). The list was by no means an exhaustive one, so here are three in which the architectural spaces of the film inform not only the plot, but also the characters' psyches.
Painter Edward Hopper's Interiors Come to Life on the Silver Screen
Austrian artist and filmmaker Gustav Deutsch recognized the cinematic qualities of Hopper's paintings and translated them to film in his 2013 feature, Shirley: Visions of Reality.
Estate From A Clockwork Orange to Be Torn Down, Replaced With Less Dystopian Buildings
London's Thamesmead was used as a backdrop in the 1971 film.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 4: Decor Recap
Our calls for more lighting lead to disaster.
5 Films Where Architecture Plays a Supporting Role
In honor of today's release of High-Rise, we bring you five movies in which architecture plays a supporting (if not starring) role.
High-Rise, a Parable on Architecture and Social Order, Tells a Dark, Disturbed Tale
The Brutalist building in the new film adaptation of High-Rise, a dystopian story of social breakdown within an apartment tower, has been called the film’s main character. By the end of the movie, viewers may consider it the most developed.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 3: Decor Recap
Another vastly underlit week in Westeros.
Phil's Realtor Pride on 'Modern Family' Is Brought to You by the National Association of Realtors
In case you were wondering what Wednesday's speech was all about.
Tour a Modernist Architect's Most Famous Buildings in New Film
Tour architect Wells Coates's iconic modernist British apartments Isokon and Embassy Courts in a new film by Alex Simpson and Baker.
Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 2: Decor Recap
The theme of this episode is: places that need lamps.
Game of Thrones set designer reveals the show's architectural inspirations
"If you’re asking an audience to believe in direwolves, dragons, and giants, you need the world to be as believable as possible."
MTV Cribs is Coming Back on Snapchat
Soon you'll be able to ogle the homes of the rich and famous from your smartphone
This Film Explores How Art Can Revitalize a Struggling Street in a Southern City
A new short film, America’s Boulevard: A Mural on MLK, explores how a public art project in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is trying to revitalize a stretch of East 9th Street, now known as Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard.
10 parks that changed America: From Savannah to the High Line, the country’s influential public spaces
A new PBS series looks at how landscape architecture can play a key role in shaping our idea of home.
Global Architecture Highlighted in Huge Online Documentary Collection
These films, each narrated in English and approximately 26 minutes in runtime, cover works that span millennia. And it's all free to watch on YouTube!
How a New TV Show Recreates the Underground Railroad and Slave Experience
The story of slaves on an 1857 plantation show fidelity to history, grounded in extensive research and recreations of period plantation.