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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?2010

  • 3.9
A portrait of one of the world’s premier architects, HOW MUCH DOES YOUR BUILDING WEIGH, MR. FOSTER? follows Norman Foster’s unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. By investigating his origins to how his dreams and influences inspired the design of emblematic projects such as the world’s largest building to its tallest bridge, Foster offers some striking solutions to humanity’s increasing demand on urban centers.

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More hagiographic than I want from my documentaries. Foster's critics are spoken of rather than allowing them to speak for themselves. Plus, the criticisms are limited to aesthetics rather than practice. Instead of, say, looking at labor practices in China, we get neo-liberal buzzwords of 'efficiency' and lauding un-questioned 'three non-stop shifts around the clock’. In the end, this documentary is a good example of how documentaries avoid questions and brush over topics in order to maintain a poorly structured 'genius' view of history, rather than building from a solid socio-historical foundation.

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