Architecture and Cinema: The experience of architectural space through cinema
Vera de Matos Beltrão
This research aims to study the influence of cinema in the creative process of architectural work as well as the role of architecture in the viewing of the cinematographic work. Addressed relationships are established based on concepts shared by both disciplines, relating to their conception. The chosen study cases, among a large number of examples that illustrate the evolution of both disciplines throughout the twentieth century, reveal related themes trough their concepts.
Thus, – and through the work of Le Corbusier, Vertov; Koolhaas, Antonioni; Nouvel and Wenders -, the studied interaction between the two forms of art proposes, in first place, the statement of its possibilities; secondly, the recognition of concerns through demonstrated occurrences and thirdly, to suggest solutions which promote specific ways of living.
The Influence of Cinema in European Architecture: from 1910s to 1930s
Susana Maria Tavares dos Santos Henriques
This research aims to study the influence of European cinema on European architecture in the early twentieth century, between the years 1910s and 1930s. Inherent in their own reason, it is undisputed the relationship of architecture with the great revolutions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. If, in one hand, the early twentieth century shows the architecture as a consolidated art naturally ever expanding and evolving, on the other hand, it shows the cinema as an emerging art.
In order to attend the investigation, proceeded, to the analysis in situ, of specially selected architectural works: Villa Noailles (Hyères), from Robert Mallet-Stevens; Villa Savoye (Poissy) from Le Corbusier; and Villa Müller (Prague) from Adolf Loos. Relationships were established with, the viewing of films related directly to these iconic works, and the readings of reference works and texts written by the architects of the era, including also Robert Mallet-Stevens, Le Corbusier and Adolf Loos.