Category: documentary

Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has…

Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has always been managed by the same family since then. 
It is the oldest still running family business in the world. video: vimeo: Fritz Schumann

This ryokan (a traditional japanese style hotel) was built over a natural hot spring in Awazu in central Japan in the year 718. Until 2011, it held the record for being the oldest hotel in the world. 
Houshi Ryokan has been visited by the Japanese Imperial Family and countless great artists over the centuries. Its buildings were destroyed by natural disasters many times, but the family has always rebuilt. The garden as well as some parts of the hotel are over 400 years old. 

Houshi (法師) means buddhist priest. It is the name of the family as well as of the hotel.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS – A Journey through the History of Visionary…

GREAT EXPECTATIONS – A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture. video: Eight Millimetres – Great architecture documentary

from the filmakers: GREAT EXPECTATIONS introduces us to the most significant architectural movements and personalities of the 20th century, including, among many others, Le Corbusier’s functionalist cities, Buckminster Fuller’s lightweight geodesic domes, Moshe Safdie’s Habitat ‘67 prefab apartments….

Tadao Ando – From Emptiness to Infinity – “The essence of…

Tadao Ando – From Emptiness to Infinity – “The essence of architecture is to open the hearts of the people,” says Japanese minimalist master Tadao Ando, “and to move them in such a way that they are glad to be on Earth.”  

A great documentary by German filmmaker Mathias Frick about Tadao Ando’s work and processes. 

Ryue Nishizawa. Moriyama Houses. Tokyo. Japan. video:…

Ryue Nishizawa. Moriyama Houses. Tokyo. Japan. video: Moriyama-San by Beka & Lemoine (  Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine )  /vimeo. 

One week in the extraordinary-ordinary life of Mr. Moriyama, a Japanese art, architecture and music enlighted amateur who lives in one of the most famous contemporary Japanese architecture, the Moriyama house, built in Tokyo in 2005.

Matthieu Venot l 2017

Matthieu Venot l 2017