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Architecture at the Crossroads


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Ten films about contemporary architecture 7: Stop the Bulldozer
Conservationists have become a potent force in contemporary architecture, lamenting, and sometimes preventing, the demolition of old buildings and the destruction of our architectural heritage. More recently, there has been a backlash. Equally vociferous and convinced are those who believe that conservation at all costs is desperately inhibiting contemporary architecture, and standing in the way of a proper heritage for future generations. Will love of the old become a sellout of the genuinely exciting building concepts of our time? Or is the answer to continue to adapt old buildings and give them a new lease of life: stations to museums, warehouses to flats, post offices to restaurants.
Ada Louise Huxtable , Michael Manser , Terry Farrell and Kenneth Frampton argue for a contemporary architecture. while Richard Meier and 0. M. Ungers demonstrate with their buildings how old architecture can be fused with modern language to make a strong statement for the present.
Narrator ANDREW SACHS Film editors
STEPHEN EVANS and PAT O'GRADY Associate producer ROGER LAST Written and produced by PETER ADAM


Unknown: Ada Louise Huxtable
Unknown: Michael Manser
Unknown: Terry Farrell
Unknown: Kenneth Frampton
Unknown: Richard Meier
Unknown: M. Ungers
Unknown: Stephen Evans
Produced By: Peter Adam

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Architecture at the Crossroads

BBC Two England, 23 February 1986 21.30

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