Skin of Glass - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur

Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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AFFR part of Cultuurplan
2025 – 2028

We’re pleased to announce that AFFR has received a positive - and even laudatory - advice from the Cultuurplan Advisory Committee for the period 2025-2028, which is certainly something to be proud of: "In recent years, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam…
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Skin of Glass

This office building in Sao Paulo once symbolized the optimism of modern Brazil. Affectionately known as Skin of Glass, it was one of those phenomenal Brazilian designs of the 1950s and 1960s that set an example for the world. Just half a century later the times seem to have changed when filmmaker Denise Zmekhol, daughter of the architect, explores the background to and present use of this masterpiece. Skin of Glass is now occupied by hundreds of homeless families. Zmekhol made a compelling personal film about loss, design passion, social inequality, a massive building boom, and a cynical world in crisis.

This office building in Sao Paulo once symbolized the optimism of modern Brazil. Affectionately known as Skin of Glass, it was one of those phenomenal Brazilian designs of the 1950s and 1960s that set an example for the world. Just half a century later the times seem to have changed when filmmaker Denise Zmekhol, daughter of the architect, explores the background to and present use of this masterpiece. Skin of Glass is now occupied by hundreds of homeless families. Zmekhol made a compelling personal film about loss, design passion, social inequality, a massive building boom, and a cynical world in crisis.

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film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024