Adapted Lifestyles – Architektur.Film.Sommer 2018

Posted on: 17th July 2018

Adap­ted Life­styles

Wednesday, 29.08.2018, 8pm

Let´s adapt our living space! Owners of mobile single family homes, rolling across the USA in the award-winning film “Chasing Houses”, as well as the architects Lacaton & Vassal w. Druot are following this prompt in their approach towards architecture. The Parisian Tour Bois-le-Prêtre can be seen as a master class in adaptive housing, giving people the opportunity to stay in their apartments during a major upgrade of an HLM in the banlieues.

Slightly Modified Housing

FR 2013, 77:00 min, OV with engl. subtitles,
D: Guillaume Meigneux

The Tour Bois-le-Prêtre used to be unflatteringly dubbed ‘Alcatraz’ and was scheduled for demolition. Together with architects Lacatan & Vassal and Druot, the City decided to renovate the social housing block, however without the occupants’ having to move out for long. The film emphasises the role of social interaction in architecture and highlights the possibilities of innovative renovation.


Paper Movements 2

AT 2013, 1:41 min, no dialog,
D: Eginhartz Kanter

…And sometimes all it takes for a great movie is a wall, anticipation, and a plot with a twist.

Untitled – Filmed with Fujifilm X-E1 16.3MP Compact System
Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens, SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC 64GB Class 10 SD Card. Mounted on Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head with Manfrotto MKBFRA4-BH BeFree Tripod

CHI/GER 2015, 10:08 min, no dialog,
D: Daniel Stubenvoll


Chasing Houses

GER/USA 2017, 60:00 min, engl. OV,
D: Justin Time

Mobile homes, prefabricated houses produced in series, on their way along the highways of the USA. The vastness of the West, and encounters with the people who are living in, transporting or selling their homes. A complex image of different ways of life, mobility and home. What is freedom for some is pure necessity for others. A very special kind of Road Movie that has won multiple awards, including “Best Documentary” at New York Film Week. Enjoy!