Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Kunsthous will be presenting three short films that examine the subject of the American home.
American Homes (2010)
A collection of responses by a number of architects, designers and scholars on the history and evolution of the American home.
Directed by Bernard Friedman
Making Carmel Place (2016)
Big cities need small apartments. Carmel Place is a pilot project initiated by NYC to come up with a prototype of a feasible micro-unit building. The film exposes the different construction phases of the highest modular building in Manhattan and the challenges the designers from nARCHITECTS faced. Will Carmel Place lead the way to the future of residential developments?
Directed by Antti Seppänen
One Shared House (2016)
Thirty years ago, eight women embarked on a radical experiment in urban living: they built a communal house in Central Amsterdam in which practically everything — from kitchen utensils to childcare — was shared.
The house was conceived as an alternative to expensive, single-family apartments and atomized urban lives. it also reflected decades of progressive thinking on feminism, gay rights, and collaborative living.
with co-living making a comeback, New York-based designer Irene Pereyra returned to her childhood home to learn about the story of this unusual place, and to discover what we are willing to share in our living environment on a day-to-day basis — beyond the safety of our screens.
Directed By Irene Pereyra