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Feature length documentary THE NEW BAUHAUS, part of the highlights this December on SHELTER

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SHELTER is the home of inspiring design and architecture content.

The global streaming service’s content encompasses everything from stories of design, to deep dives into sustainability, history, and the greatest architects of our time. It offers audiences a range of fascinating ‘must-watch’ options from feature length films to television series; short series; Shelter Originals; and premium magazine video content from iconic brands Dwell and green magazine. Shelter also has a range of flexible subscription options, with a 12 month subscription now available. 

As we wrap up 2021, Shelter explores some of the great creative trailblazers in the architecture and design world; who would flourish after overcoming immense adversity early in their lives.  

First up for Shelter in December, go on an odyssey through the life and legacy of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, with the feature length documentary THE NEW BAUHAUS

Forced to leave his life and design studio in Berlin behind, with the rise of the Nazi party, Hungarian artist and professor László Moholy-Nagy began the journey that would see him arrive in Chicago in 1937, and become the director of the New Bauhaus. 

A new design school drawing heavily from the philosophies of the German original, the New Bauhaus would lose its funding after a single year and close. 

Not to be deterred, Moholy-Nagy opened the School of Design in Chicago in 1939, and his pioneering approach of blending technology and multi-discipline art, brought together art students and design students, and created a unique and ground-breaking approach to design and architecture. 

One of the great artists and teachers of the 20th century, THE NEW BAUHAUS journeys through Moholy-Nagy’s artistic and personal life, and pieces together his legacy upon modern design, still readily felt today. 

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION: THE LIFE AND ARCHITECTURE OF RAYMOND MORIYAMA

Next we head north and over the border for the inspirational story of world-renowned Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. 

Born in Vancouver to Japanese immigrants in 1929, Moriyama suffered severe burns as a four-year old, and during the 8-month recovery from his bed was inspired to become an architect, after watching an architect coming and going from a nearby construction site. 

But the dream was threatened by the outbreak of WW2. Within months of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 22,000 Japanese Canadians were stripped of their homes and businesses and sent to internment camps. 

Twelve year old Moriyama, his mother and two younger sisters were sent to a camp while his father was made a prisoner of war.

Always able to make the best of his circumstances, Moriyama spent his time in the internment camp with his first foray into architecture, building a treehouse lookout outside the camp; as a place for escape and solitude. 

Up among the trees Moriyama began to appreciate the beauty of nature and contemplate a time when he could make a contribution to the world, which would later become core beliefs that flowed through his work. 

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION examines Moriyama’s humanistic and philosophical journey, focusing on several of his most notable buildings, including the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the Ontario Science Centre, the Scarborough Civic Centre, the Toronto Reference Library, the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo and his crowning achievement: the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa; inspired by his own wartime experience. 

The film chronicles the man behind these buildings, each reflecting Moriyama’s unshakable belief in the need for inclusion and social justice in our world.

Inside their world: WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE

Next up for Shelter this month we venture into the homes of 8 of the biggest names in architecture. 

Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, Mumbai and Milan, some of the great cities in our world, are taken architecturally into the future by the best minds in design. But where and how do those architects live themselves? 

This feature-length documentary goes inside the houses and spaces of 8 of the brightest industry leaders, including Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain. 

WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE features David Chipperfield’s minimalist flat in the Mitte district of Berlin; to Shigeru Ban’s zen-monk styled home built around the existing trees in Japan’s Hanegi Forest; and Zaha Hadid’s open, bright and light London residence that echoes her childhood in Baghdad. 

An incredible insight into their lives, WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE is a must-watch for lovers of architecture and design. 

Designing the very best: DESIGN TOUCH Season 3

Ever wondered what Karl Lagerfeld’s library is like? Or fancied a peek into Valérie Barkowski’s splendid house in the centre of Marrakech? Or just how hard is it to buy an Amsterdam church and transform it into a residence?

Discover this and more with the third and final season of DESIGN TOUCH. 

Stop by the castle in Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland; dine at a stunning seafood restaurant in Beirut; and marvel at the chic and luxuriously elegant Miami designs of René Gonzalez. 

These 15 minute episodes are the perfect sample of the world’s best luxury homes, hotels and restaurants; and the perfect travel inspiration as we head towards the world (hopefully) re-opening in 2022. 

NEW TO SHELTER IN December: 

  • THE NEW BAUHAUS (89 mins) USA 2020 (Available December 6)

An odyssey through the life and legacy of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, the innovative artist and educator  whose pioneering approach to integrating technology into design continues to influence and inspire.

An Opening Night Selection for the Architecture & Design Film Festival New York (2019) and Chicago International Film Festival (2019), THE NEW BAUHAUS was also selected for the Palm Springs International Film Festival (2020) & the Milan Design Week (2020).  

“Today, when newcomers to America are often regarded as suspect, Petter Ringbom and  Marquise Stillwell of Opendox, the film’s production company, seek to highlight Moholy Nagy‘s contributions as an immigrant.”

Jane Margolies, New York Times

“By the end of the movie, you won’t just admire Moholy Nagy, you’ll want to be just like him!”

Travis Bean, Forbes

“His life, legacy, and work remain inspiring, perfect for these times.”

Caroline Williamson, Design Milk

  • WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE (78 mins) Italy 2014 (Available from December 13)

8 architects, 8 houses, 8 stories, 8 paradigms of contemporary living. The diary of an exploration into the houses and private spaces of 8 protagonists of world architecture: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai. 

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION: THE LIFE AND ARCHITECTURE OF RAYMOND MORIYAMA
(58 mins)Canada 2020 (Available December 20)

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION tells the inspirational story of world-renowned Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. Imprisoned in his own country during the 1940s because of his race, Ray found the strength to overcome injustice and prejudice on his journey to artistic excellence. 

His ground-breaking works, including the Ontario Science Centre, the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. are used by thousands of people every day, and each building reflects Ray’s unshakable belief in the need for inclusion.

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION won the Jury Prize at the Fine Arts Festival, Venice California (2020), was an official selection at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, New York (2020), CINETEKTON! International Film Festival (2020), Arquiteturas Film Festival (2020),  Commffest Global Community Film Festival (2020), BARQ International Architecture Film Festival (2020), Milan Design Festival (2020), Japanese Canadian Film Festival (2020), FIDBA International Documentary FIlm Festival (2020), and was nominated for the Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival (2020)

  • DESIGN TOUCH: Season 3 (15 x 30 mins) – France 2018 – (Available December 27)

The final season of Design Touch again sees designers, architects and fashion designers take us on tours around their lofts, castles and country houses. See dream homes, guest houses and boutique hotels from all over Europe. 

About Shelter

Shelter is a premium streaming service bringing you the world’s finest films about architecture & design. 

Showcasing award winning feature films, episodic series and shorts, along with dedicated channels such as the Michael Blackwood Architecture Collection, The Design Emotive, Never Too Small, Dwell and green magazine. 

Shelter’s curated film library will keep you entertained, creative and inspired. 

  • Learn from the great Starchitects such as John Lautner, Harry Seidler, Tadao Ando, Kevin Roche and Alvaro Size Vieira
  • Delve into small space living with titles like Tiny, Shipping Home, Small is Beautiful, Never Too Small and Microtopia
  • Explore sustainable solutions with Ever the Land, A Simpler Way, Life Off Grid, Living the Change and The Mill 

Handpicked for you by the team at Shelter, no algorithms here. No ads either.

Shelter also brings you exclusive Shelter Originals that you won’t find anywhere else, such as popular debut series Inspired Architecture.

Each instalment of Inspired Architecture is small but perfectly formed.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

And because our planet is the home we all share, Shelter plants a tree for every subscriber, every month.

Get Inspired Now. 

Streaming Shelter just got even easier: new TV Apps, new mobile apps & web platform.

Streaming with Shelter is now even easier, with the release of the Shelter TV apps for Apple TV, Google TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Available now, along with new Mobile apps for iOS and Android and a new web platform. 

Shelter is proud to be partnered with Vimeo to bring these new apps and features to our subscribers.

The apps are free to download, and are poised to enhance the Shelter viewing experience. 

And for new subscribers, you can now watch two full episodes of Shelter Originals for free on the shelter app or via the web.  Episodes include INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 1, Episode 1: Permanent Camping and ARCHITECTURE ON THE EDGE Episode 1: Nishizawa House. 

Shelter Gives Back

Shelter has partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects for every paid subscriber each month we plant a native tree through our certified not for profit reforestation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects, who reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year in some of the most impoverished and environmentally devastated regions of the world.

Download the Shelter APP for iOS and Android or watch online.

Register now for updates and more information at www.shelter.stream

- ADVERTISEMENT -

SHELTER is the home of inspiring design and architecture content.

The global streaming service’s content encompasses everything from stories of design, to deep dives into sustainability, history, and the greatest architects of our time. It offers audiences a range of fascinating ‘must-watch’ options from feature length films to television series; short series; Shelter Originals; and premium magazine video content from iconic brands Dwell and green magazine. Shelter also has a range of flexible subscription options, with a 12 month subscription now available. 

As we wrap up 2021, Shelter explores some of the great creative trailblazers in the architecture and design world; who would flourish after overcoming immense adversity early in their lives.  

First up for Shelter in December, go on an odyssey through the life and legacy of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, with the feature length documentary THE NEW BAUHAUS

- ADVERTISEMENT -

Forced to leave his life and design studio in Berlin behind, with the rise of the Nazi party, Hungarian artist and professor László Moholy-Nagy began the journey that would see him arrive in Chicago in 1937, and become the director of the New Bauhaus. 

A new design school drawing heavily from the philosophies of the German original, the New Bauhaus would lose its funding after a single year and close. 

Not to be deterred, Moholy-Nagy opened the School of Design in Chicago in 1939, and his pioneering approach of blending technology and multi-discipline art, brought together art students and design students, and created a unique and ground-breaking approach to design and architecture. 

One of the great artists and teachers of the 20th century, THE NEW BAUHAUS journeys through Moholy-Nagy’s artistic and personal life, and pieces together his legacy upon modern design, still readily felt today. 

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION: THE LIFE AND ARCHITECTURE OF RAYMOND MORIYAMA

Next we head north and over the border for the inspirational story of world-renowned Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. 

Born in Vancouver to Japanese immigrants in 1929, Moriyama suffered severe burns as a four-year old, and during the 8-month recovery from his bed was inspired to become an architect, after watching an architect coming and going from a nearby construction site. 

- ADVERTISEMENT -

But the dream was threatened by the outbreak of WW2. Within months of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 22,000 Japanese Canadians were stripped of their homes and businesses and sent to internment camps. 

Twelve year old Moriyama, his mother and two younger sisters were sent to a camp while his father was made a prisoner of war.

Always able to make the best of his circumstances, Moriyama spent his time in the internment camp with his first foray into architecture, building a treehouse lookout outside the camp; as a place for escape and solitude. 

Up among the trees Moriyama began to appreciate the beauty of nature and contemplate a time when he could make a contribution to the world, which would later become core beliefs that flowed through his work. 

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION examines Moriyama’s humanistic and philosophical journey, focusing on several of his most notable buildings, including the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the Ontario Science Centre, the Scarborough Civic Centre, the Toronto Reference Library, the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo and his crowning achievement: the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa; inspired by his own wartime experience. 

The film chronicles the man behind these buildings, each reflecting Moriyama’s unshakable belief in the need for inclusion and social justice in our world.

Inside their world: WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE

Next up for Shelter this month we venture into the homes of 8 of the biggest names in architecture. 

Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, Mumbai and Milan, some of the great cities in our world, are taken architecturally into the future by the best minds in design. But where and how do those architects live themselves? 

This feature-length documentary goes inside the houses and spaces of 8 of the brightest industry leaders, including Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain. 

WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE features David Chipperfield’s minimalist flat in the Mitte district of Berlin; to Shigeru Ban’s zen-monk styled home built around the existing trees in Japan’s Hanegi Forest; and Zaha Hadid’s open, bright and light London residence that echoes her childhood in Baghdad. 

An incredible insight into their lives, WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE is a must-watch for lovers of architecture and design. 

Designing the very best: DESIGN TOUCH Season 3

Ever wondered what Karl Lagerfeld’s library is like? Or fancied a peek into Valérie Barkowski’s splendid house in the centre of Marrakech? Or just how hard is it to buy an Amsterdam church and transform it into a residence?

Discover this and more with the third and final season of DESIGN TOUCH. 

Stop by the castle in Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland; dine at a stunning seafood restaurant in Beirut; and marvel at the chic and luxuriously elegant Miami designs of René Gonzalez. 

These 15 minute episodes are the perfect sample of the world’s best luxury homes, hotels and restaurants; and the perfect travel inspiration as we head towards the world (hopefully) re-opening in 2022. 

NEW TO SHELTER IN December: 

  • THE NEW BAUHAUS (89 mins) USA 2020 (Available December 6)

An odyssey through the life and legacy of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, the innovative artist and educator  whose pioneering approach to integrating technology into design continues to influence and inspire.

An Opening Night Selection for the Architecture & Design Film Festival New York (2019) and Chicago International Film Festival (2019), THE NEW BAUHAUS was also selected for the Palm Springs International Film Festival (2020) & the Milan Design Week (2020).  

“Today, when newcomers to America are often regarded as suspect, Petter Ringbom and  Marquise Stillwell of Opendox, the film’s production company, seek to highlight Moholy Nagy‘s contributions as an immigrant.”

Jane Margolies, New York Times

“By the end of the movie, you won’t just admire Moholy Nagy, you’ll want to be just like him!”

Travis Bean, Forbes

“His life, legacy, and work remain inspiring, perfect for these times.”

Caroline Williamson, Design Milk

  • WHERE ARCHITECTS LIVE (78 mins) Italy 2014 (Available from December 13)

8 architects, 8 houses, 8 stories, 8 paradigms of contemporary living. The diary of an exploration into the houses and private spaces of 8 protagonists of world architecture: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai. 

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION: THE LIFE AND ARCHITECTURE OF RAYMOND MORIYAMA
(58 mins)Canada 2020 (Available December 20)

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION tells the inspirational story of world-renowned Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. Imprisoned in his own country during the 1940s because of his race, Ray found the strength to overcome injustice and prejudice on his journey to artistic excellence. 

His ground-breaking works, including the Ontario Science Centre, the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. are used by thousands of people every day, and each building reflects Ray’s unshakable belief in the need for inclusion.

MAGICAL IMPERFECTION won the Jury Prize at the Fine Arts Festival, Venice California (2020), was an official selection at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, New York (2020), CINETEKTON! International Film Festival (2020), Arquiteturas Film Festival (2020),  Commffest Global Community Film Festival (2020), BARQ International Architecture Film Festival (2020), Milan Design Festival (2020), Japanese Canadian Film Festival (2020), FIDBA International Documentary FIlm Festival (2020), and was nominated for the Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival (2020)

  • DESIGN TOUCH: Season 3 (15 x 30 mins) – France 2018 – (Available December 27)

The final season of Design Touch again sees designers, architects and fashion designers take us on tours around their lofts, castles and country houses. See dream homes, guest houses and boutique hotels from all over Europe. 

About Shelter

Shelter is a premium streaming service bringing you the world’s finest films about architecture & design. 

Showcasing award winning feature films, episodic series and shorts, along with dedicated channels such as the Michael Blackwood Architecture Collection, The Design Emotive, Never Too Small, Dwell and green magazine. 

Shelter’s curated film library will keep you entertained, creative and inspired. 

  • Learn from the great Starchitects such as John Lautner, Harry Seidler, Tadao Ando, Kevin Roche and Alvaro Size Vieira
  • Delve into small space living with titles like Tiny, Shipping Home, Small is Beautiful, Never Too Small and Microtopia
  • Explore sustainable solutions with Ever the Land, A Simpler Way, Life Off Grid, Living the Change and The Mill 

Handpicked for you by the team at Shelter, no algorithms here. No ads either.

Shelter also brings you exclusive Shelter Originals that you won’t find anywhere else, such as popular debut series Inspired Architecture.

Each instalment of Inspired Architecture is small but perfectly formed.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

And because our planet is the home we all share, Shelter plants a tree for every subscriber, every month.

Get Inspired Now. 

Streaming Shelter just got even easier: new TV Apps, new mobile apps & web platform.

Streaming with Shelter is now even easier, with the release of the Shelter TV apps for Apple TV, Google TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Available now, along with new Mobile apps for iOS and Android and a new web platform. 

Shelter is proud to be partnered with Vimeo to bring these new apps and features to our subscribers.

The apps are free to download, and are poised to enhance the Shelter viewing experience. 

And for new subscribers, you can now watch two full episodes of Shelter Originals for free on the shelter app or via the web.  Episodes include INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 1, Episode 1: Permanent Camping and ARCHITECTURE ON THE EDGE Episode 1: Nishizawa House. 

Shelter Gives Back

Shelter has partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects for every paid subscriber each month we plant a native tree through our certified not for profit reforestation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects, who reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year in some of the most impoverished and environmentally devastated regions of the world.

Download the Shelter APP for iOS and Android or watch online.

Register now for updates and more information at www.shelter.stream

Aaron Ryanhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-aaron-ryan/
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a podcast contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566
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