Speaking of Frank Gehry, he has a documentary about him. So does Rem Koolhaas. He has two even. So where’s the cinematic love for equal-starchitect Norman Foster? Fortunately, via Archinect, we learn that there’s finally an answer to that, with the film How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?, which debuted just this past Saturday in Paris and has started up its festival tour. It was directed by Norberto Lopez Amado and Carlos Carcas and features narration by none other than the Design Museum‘s own Deyan Sudjic (that’s the part that gets us most excited to see it). Here’s a description:
The film traces the rise of one of the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. Portrayed are Foster’s origins and how his dreams and influences inspired the design of emblematic projects such as the largest building in the world, Beijing Airport, the Reichstag, the Hearst Building in New York and works such as the tallest bridge ever in Millau France. In the very near future, the majority of mankind will abandon the countryside and live entirely in cities. Foster offers some striking solutions to the problems that this historic event will create.
Clips and photos are available on the site.