“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?”

20 / 12 / 2011

Buy Norman Foster’s documentary online from Ivorypress. The special edition includes 3 discs + a booklet with drawings by Norman Foster. You can now download the documentary from iTunes.

After its premiere in Europe and the United States, the documentary on the life of British architect Norman Foster’s, How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster? is now available on DVD.

The film captures the origins of the architect and how his dreams and influences inspired the creation of buildings such as the Beijing airport (the largest in the world), the Reichstag, Hearst Tower in New York and constructions such as the highest bridge in the world, Millau Viaduct in France, among others.

Foster’s projects are portrayed in a cinematic style which looks to capture the spectacular size and scale of his work on the big screen. Architecture comes to life.

Filmed in over ten countries for two and a half years, this edition contains, besides the movie, a book of drawings by Norman Foster; an extra disc with more than 100 minutes of previously unreleased bonus material, such as full interviews with Norman Foster and artists Richard Serra, Cai Guo-Qiang and Ai Weiwei, as well more of Foster’s projects, such as schools in Sierra Leone, Expo Station and the Elephant House, which do not appear in the film. A limited edition which completes the view that the film offers of Norman Foster and his unwavering passion for improving the quality of life through design. This edition also includes a CD with the soundtrack of the film, composed by Majorcan musician Joan Valent.

Produced by Art Commissioners/Ivorypress, the film premiered to great acclaim at the Berlin Film Festival at the Berlinale Special in 2010. It won the TCM Audience Award for Best Documentary at the European Film Festival in San Sebastian, 2010, and the First Prize of the Jury of Docville International Documentary Festival 2010, Leuven, Belgium. It was also selected for the 2011 Goya Awards in the category of Best Documentary and won the Best Cinematography Award at the International Documentary section of the Sichuan TV Festival Chinese festival (SCTVF).

With important aesthetic, poetic, and documentary components, the film is directed not only to professionals and lovers of design, but to anybody who is capable of feeling the emotion of facing a work of art.

DISC 1 Feature film

DISC 2 Extras: more than 100 minuts of interviews, images, unpublished documents…

DISC 3 Original Soundtrack

BOOKLET 26 original drawings by Norman Foster

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