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This May on Shelter, dive into the world of architecture and design with two standout documentaries, The Promise and Dan Graham: Observatory.

These films offer unique insights into the creative minds of influential architects and the spaces they have transformed.

Shelter is your destination for the world’s most exquisite films on architecture and design, providing a platform for artistic and intellectual exploration.

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The Promise

Join the esteemed Balkrishna Doshi in a profound journey through his illustrious career with The Promise. This documentary provides an intimate look at Doshi’s innovative approach to architecture which has shaped modern India. Known as a trailblazer in the architectural world and a winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, Doshi’s career spans over seven decades. His work includes partnerships with iconic architects like Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn.

Explore some of Doshi’s most acclaimed projects such as the Shreyas Comprehensive School in Ahmedabad, which reimagines educational spaces with its open, nature-integrated design. Viewers also get an inside look at Kamala House, Doshi’s personal residence, which masterfully combines elements of Eastern and Western architectural philosophies centred around a staircase bathed in natural light. Another highlight is the Institute of Indology, designed to preserve ancient Jain scriptures without the use of air conditioning, showcasing innovative natural climate control.

Through his philosophical musings and engaging storytelling, Doshi shares his inspirations and motivations, offering more than just architectural insights—he invites us to learn from his humanistic approach to life and design.

Premiere Date: May 6

Dan Graham: Observatory

Venture to the rooftop of the MaMo gallery, perched atop Le Corbusier’s architectural jewel, La Cité Radieuse, and discover Dan Graham’s Observatory / Playground. This documentary short delves into Graham’s artistic integration with the architectural legacy of Le Corbusier through an installation of mirrors and concrete that play with light and space.

Graham’s work creates a dialogue between sculpture and architecture, engaging with the physical and reflective qualities of materials to enhance the interactivity of the rooftop space. The film also features perspectives from MaMo’s director Ora-Ito, who reflects on how Graham’s work encapsulates the pioneering spirit of Le Corbusier, fostering a unique visitor experience that is both reflective and immersive.

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Premiere Date: May 20

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