Architecture is all over Hollywood this week! A movie about famous architect Mies van der Rohe starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal has been announced as well as the launch of the new Netflix design documentary series. A trend we would like to see continue! We also bring you the latest on all the property and architecture news from around the world.
This week it was revealed that Jeff Bridges, the Oscar-winning actor, is set to play famous architect Mies van der Rohe on the silver screen alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal, who will play Chicago nephrologist Edith Farnsworth. The Hollywood movie will follow the relationship of Rohe and Farnsworth as he built a famous house for her which ended bitterly. The movie has been confirmed but has no release date as of yet. HEKKTA thinks we should have more films about architecture and property in Hollywood!
Netflix is set to launch a new design documentary series, which premiered on the 10th February. Named Abstract: The Art of Design, the programme will follow the profiles of eight different designers who represent different aspects on design. It will feature Bjarke Ingels, Es Devlin and Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, just to name a few. More design in Hollywood can only be a good thing!
A retractable roof could be built over a 2,000 year old amphitheatre in Verona, Italy to transform it into an indoor stadium. German architecture office GMP and engineering firm SBP won the international contest seeking ideas for a roof over the Roman arena.