Strange homes – selection of short films


2008, 2 mins, colour, Dutch short film
D: Johan Rijpma
Tegels is an animation made of a large photographic collection of street tiles. By viewing this collection of photographs as a sequence, different movements and processes become visible within the frame of the tiles: the hidden movements and melodies of street tiles.

Steel homes
2008, 10 mins, colour, Enrlish short film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Eva Weber
Self-storage units are windows into human histories: the silent cells with their myriad objects and dust-covered furniture are inscribed with past dreams, secret hopes, and lives we cannot let go of.

House D
2011, 6 mins, colour, Slovenian short film
D: Damjan Kozole
Slovenian architectural masterpiece – through the eyes of a cleaning lady.

Architecture of home
2010, 30 mins, colour, Icelandic film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Thorunn Hafstad
Loving and hilarious short film about a cooperative apartment building in Reykjavik, narrated by its residents, who proudly display the clever and simple details of the 30-year-old block house. Residents of the People’s Housing Society Co-op take us on a quirky tour of their digs, raving about their well-appointed small spaces and bragging about floor plans, design elements and superior functionality. Whether it’s original features or antiquated technology, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?

American homes
2011, 12 mins, colour, American short film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Bernard Friedman
An animated history of residential architecture in America unfolds while notable figures in the world of design and architecture weigh in on what a house is and can be.

2010, 10 mins, colour, English short film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Tim Travers Hawkins
Let’s explore 21st century suburbia in the City of Suprise, Arizona, a man made oasis, a master-planned community where residents go to great lengths to ensure life is as safe as possible.

Meeting at the building
2012, 16 mins, colour, Spanish short film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Carlota Coloma, Adria Lahuerta
Just a year after being occupied, the social housing of the Building 111 of Flores & Prats Architects, has taken a strong community. Is the architecture that influences the community creation or is it the people and their need of creating families?

Mudgee tower
2011, 4 mins, colour, English short film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Naomi Bishops, Richard Raber
This film looks at the inspiration, design and construction of this unique and totally sustainable shelter. A beautiful combination where the raw natural materials and elements have created a stylish elegant structure of sophisticated solitude.

Victoria, George, Edward and Teacher
2010, 3 mins, colour, English short film
D: Callum Cooper
The faces of class, wealth, history and tensions between individualism and conformity in British society are explored in this visual journey from East to West London. Consisting of almost 4000 images of the city’s residences, the film records the daily journey of the filmmaker from his home in Clapton to Royal College of Art.

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