How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

Director: Norberto López Amado, Carlos Carcas Cast: Norman Foster, Deyan Sudjic

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Overview

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

Norman Foster is one of the world's most celebrated architects, a designer whose buildings combine a striking visual style with a conscious desire to positively transform their communities and employ key principles of sustainability and ecological consciousness. Born to a working-class family in Manchester, England, Foster worked a variety of jobs before serving in the Royal Air Force. After returning to civilian life, he put himself through the Manchester School of Architecture and City Planning, and later won a scholarship to pursue a master's degree at Yale. At Yale, Foster became friends with designer Richard Rogers and in 1967, he founded Foster Associates (now Foster & Partners). Since then, Foster and his team have designed the Hearst Tower in New York, the Reichstag in Berlin, the Hong Kong International Airport, the Oxford University Library, and a bridge in Millau, France, that's the largest in the world. Filmmakers Norberto López Amado and Carlos Carcas chronicle the life, work, and philosophy of Norman Foster in the documentary How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?, which allows us to eavesdrop on Foster's working methods while exploring his background, his work with R. Buckminster Fuller, and his ideals of how a building should be integrated with its surroundings, as well as including some spectacular footage of Foster's deigns. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? was an official selection at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2012
UPC: 0720229915137
Original Release: 2010
Source: First Run Features
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 57,783

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Norman Foster Participant
Deyan Sudjic Narrator
Bono Participant
Anish Kapoor Participant
Tony Hunt Participant
Paul Goldberger Participant
Richard Long Participant
Richard Serra Participant
George Weidenfeld Participant
Cai Guo-Qiang Participant
Carl Abbott Participant
Buckminster Fuller Actor
Anthony Caro Participant
Alain de Botton Participant

Technical Credits
Norberto López Amado Director
Carlos Carcas Director
Valentin Alvarez Cinematographer
Paco Cozar Editor
Elena Ochoa Producer
Andres Santana Associate Producer
Antonio Sanz Executive Producer
Deyan Sudjic Screenwriter
Imanol Uribe Associate Producer
Joan Valent Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
1. The Beauty of Flight [7:29]
2. A Square Peg [8:48]
3. The Hearst Building [10:14]
4. Buckminster Fuller [8:25]
5. Lightness and Weight [5:20]
6. A Global Practice [8:09]
7. Creating Landmarks [5:01]
8. The New Airport [9:08]
9. Changing The World [7:29]
10. Physical Determination [9:11]

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