Film Shorts for Architecture Lovers, this Week on Nowness

Where architecture meets film shorts. “In Residence” tours the homes of artists and designers in all corners of the world, extending an intimate invitation into some of the most inspiring abodes I’ve witnessed.

Perhaps my most beloved series on Nowness, the culturally aware video network is running a special on Interior Design this week. I implore you all to spend an hour (or two!) watching any and all of the clips comprising “In Residence” – view the entire series here.

I’ve kept tabs on my favorite homes toured on Nowness, listed below.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Stylist’s Ultimate Boho Pad

 

ultimate boho pad

Quirky, romantic and full of worldly treasures. An inspiring tour of famed stylist Zoe Bedeaux’s first apartment. I love this clip because Bedeaux fills me with style envy, I adore everything about her fashion sense, eye for vintage keepsakes and general outlook on life.

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The Surrealist’s Home : Kaleidoscope Courtyard

 

the surrealist home

A highly enjoyable film of a surrealist artist’s expansive home. Xavier Corbero is considered the most significant Catalan artist since Gaudi. What drew me to this film is Corbero’s desire for a fluid and utilitarian space, empowering the home to become an ever-evolving gallery that surprises even the artist on a daily basis.

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Minimalist Comfort on the Mediterranean

 

In residence with Alexandre de Betak

Overlooking the Mediterranean sea is the minimalist getaway of fashion show producer, art director and designer Alexandre de Betak. This documentary drew me in with its propensity for comfort, and I thoroughly enjoyed the back stories of the home, told in Betak’s sly humor.

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The Height of Modernity

 

Height of Modernity - In Residence with Fernando Romero

A modernist dream come true, Fernando Romero’s mid-century home supports the diverse activities of family and social lives. This film is the first granted access to the Mexican architect’s private residence, showing off a geeky collection of retro electronics, art and sculpture.

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In the Familial Tradition

 

The familial tradition In Residence with Daniel Chadwick

This tour of kinetic sculptor Daniel Chadwick’s country estate brilliantly captures the youth of this family in contrast to the inescapable responsibilities of maintaining an older, inherited home. While most of the home’s interior has been whitewashed, touches of original architecture remain in the most compelling places.

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Sun Soaked + Sensible Summer House

 

Sun Soaked and sensible summer house

 

Beautiful in its simplicity, perhaps the most compelling aspect of this Tuscany summer home is the tale of its design origin. Narrated by the homeowner himself, Italian designer Piero Lissoni’s sensible charm shows through every corner of this film and his residence.

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