The Art of Architecture Season 1

  • Architecture
  • 2018

This stunningly filmed series explores the work of some of the world’s most famous contemporary architects – from Santiago Calatrava to Sir David Adjaye - and examines how art influences their extraordinary designs. Focusing on one architectural achievement in each episode, this is a towering look at some of our greatest modern buildings and restorations and provides privileged access to projects as diverse as the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, and Battersea Power Station in London.

Episodes

Episode 1

How did Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub come to be? This intriguing new series explores the inspirations behind the world’s architectural marvels.

40m
Episode 2

A look at London’s mammoth Battersea Power Station, brought back to life after 30 years of dereliction with designs from architect Jim Eyre.

40m
Episode 3

An in-depth look at Japanese architect Kengo Kuma’s first UK project, the magnificent V&A Dundee, including the huge challenges behind its construction.

40m
Episode 4

A look at how Thomas Heatherwick’s unusual and stunning design of many staircases became a mind-blowing tourist attraction in Manhattan, known as the Vessel.

40m
Episode 5

A look at Ptolemy Dean’s Weston Tower, which lies within Westminster Abbey. What went into designing the most significant addition to this historic site in 240 years?

40m
Episode 6

Explore the inspiration behind architect Graham Stirk’s stunning Macallan Distillery in Scotland.

40m
Episode 7

New. A look into the stunning Smithsonian National Museum of African American History - designed by British architect David Adjaye, and inspired by the art and history of Africa.

40m
Episode 8

An inside look at the architecture behind London’s new Design Museum in Kensington, a result of minimalist John Pawson’s exquisite vision.

40m
Episode 9

With his work loved by the Prince of Wales, John Simpson is the modern architect who creates breathtaking classical buildings - including his own Hampshire house.

40m
Episode 10

The final episode explores the theatre at London’s Alexandra Palace. Restored by Matt Somerville, he infused it with modern touches, while keeping its rich history alive.

40m