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Design and architectural documentaries for the time of the quarantine

We found a new way of spending our time productively in isolation: let’s watch the documentaries we have been postponing for months… Creative minds need inspiration during the quarantine, too: maybe this is when their greatest idea ever will conceive in their minds.

ABSTRACT – The Art of Design (2019)

The two-season series of Netflix titled Abstract is slowly becoming classic: each episode introduces creatives of different professions. If you ask us, one of the favorites of the first season was architect Bjarke Ingels, and polyhistor Neri Oxman in the second, but there are many other legends amongst those featured.

Available on Netflix

Architecture of Infinity (2018)

A poetic-toned movie about infinity and about how the different branches of art think about it. In the film directed by Zürich-based director Cristoph Schaub, architecture is represented by Peter Zumthor, Peter Märkli and Álvaro Siza Vieira, music by Jojo Mayer, and visual arts by James Turrell and Cristina Iglesias.

Available for rent on Vimeo

Rams (2018)

A documentary about the legendary designer Dieter Rams. However, Rams is more than simply a work of art introducing the life of the designer: it also raises questions about consumer society and sustainability. 

Available for rent on Vimeo


Mini houses, mobile houses, capsule homes… Microtopia released in 2013 collects the responses of architecture to the problem of overpopulation.

Available for rent on Vimeo

Eames: The Architect and the Painter (2013)

The influence of Charles Eames and his wife, Ray, is still quite decisive more than 50 years after their activity. Bonus: the movie is narrated by James Franco. 

Available on Amazon

Who is Axel Vervoordt? (2018)

If you’re only after something to watch during lunch or dinner, we recommend you the YouTube channel of M2M – Made to Measure, where you can get to know the influential figures of the world of fashion and design in brief, 5-10 minute long episodes. This part allows us to take a glance at the home of world famous interior designer Axel Vervoordt.  

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