What 's on

« Back to Result

Visual Project@TCDC: July 2013

  • When: 1 - 31 July 2013 | 10:30 – 21:00
  • Where: Living Wallpaper and Kiosk (Creative space), TCDC

Free Admission

Enjoy an interesting line up of film screening Tuesday through Sunday at the Creative Space in Kiosk and Living Wallpaper in front of TCDC Resource Center.

Creative Space: 14.00 – 20.00
Living Wallpaper: 10.30 – 21.00

July 2013
Human has changed the world by building skyscrapers instead of ancient massive structure. This July, let’s take a tour of the skyscrapers around the world which are outstanding in design concept and the aesthetic of modern architecture.

*All DVD movies are available at TCDC Resource Center. To use the Multimedia room, please contact Mini Info Guru counter (for TCDC members only)

b1.jpgName :      Tall
Country :  
Release year :   
TCDC movie code :      
T 147 2004 MOVIE
TALL: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan
Starting in 1869, in New York and Chicago, elevators, steel, and electricity combined to create a frenzy of tall and taller buildings. The skyscraper was born. TALL traces the experiments of the early skyscraper architects, especially Louis Sullivan, the Chicago architect (and menter of Frank Lloyd Wright) who pioneered a new skyscraper form. His credo was that “form ever follows  function”. His elegant buildings, some still standing and featured in the film, bear out his reputation as the father of the skyscraper. Fierce rivals, led by Daniel Burnham, builder of the Flatiron Building, competed with him for favor, money, and powe. The progressive designs of the 1880s and 90s once again reverted to historical styles, culminating in the “Cathedral of Commerce”, the gothic Woolworth Tower of 1912. TALL  pits the struggle for artistic integrity against the demands of fashion and the client’s bottom line. It documents the showdown between Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham. The outcome changed the future, shaping the modern skyline throughout the world.   
Skyscrapers.jpgName :       Skyscrapers        
Country :
Release year :     
TCDC movie code :     
 NA 203 S629 2004
Tour the towers that made history and altered the future. Why was New Youk’s most famous skyscraper dubbed the “Empty State Building”? How big is Japan’s planned “supertower”? Tour the world’s most incredible skylines with award-winning author-illustrator-and captivating storyteller-David Macaulay (The Way Things Work) and trace the amazing stories of skyscrapers. From France’s Gothic cathedrals to Malaysia’s record-breaking Petronas Towers, Skyscrapers introduces courageous creators, recounts little-known history, and reveals supersized triumphs through spectacular film footage and dramatic recreations.
- Discover how a medieval feud between rival ltalian families helped create some of the world’s earliest skyscrapers
- Meet Gustave Eiffel, whose experience as a bridge builder produced one of the world’s most famous towers
- View rare footage of the Empire State Building’s construction, and learn what drove one of the building’s contractors to a nervous breakdown
- Learn how design flaws in New York’s Citicorp Center could have led to the greatest skyscraper catastrophe in history

Living Wallpaper Screening Schedule: 10.30 – 21.00

Day2-7 July 20139-14 July 20139-14 July 201322-28 July 2013
30-31 July 2013

Creative Space screening Schedule: 14.00 – 20.00

Day2-7 July 20139-14 July 20139-14 July 201322-28 July 2013
30-31 July 2013

« Back to Result