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Built with light. A ship of life from Hans Scharoun
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directed by Kerstin Stutterheim, 1961- and Niels Bolbrinker, 1951-; produced by Kerstin Stutterheim, 1961- and Niels Bolbrinker, 1951-, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and ARTE (Footscray, Victoria: Contemporary Arts Media, 2012), 27 mins

In the small town of Löbau in Saxony, tucked away behind a closed-down factory, lies one of the most striking houses of architectural modernism, the Schminke house. It was designed and built by the architect Hans Scharoun (1893-1975) from 1930 till 1933 for the noodle manufacturer Fritz Schminke, his wife Charlot...

directed by Kerstin Stutterheim, 1961- and Niels Bolbrinker, 1951-; produced by Kerstin Stutterheim, 1961- and Niels Bolbrinker, 1951-, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and ARTE (Footscray, Victoria: Contemporary Arts Media, 2012), 27 mins
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Fagus - Walter Gropius and the Factory for Modernity
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directed by Kerstin Stutterheim, 1961- and Niels Bolbrinker, 1951-; produced by Kerstin Stutterheim, 1961- and Niels Bolbrinker, 1951-, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and ARTE (Footscray, Victoria: Contemporary Arts Media), 26 mins

The seminal building of modern architecture is to be found in the small industrial town of Alfeld in Lower Saxony: The Carl Benscheidt Shoe Last Factory, better known under the trade name “Fagus”. Shoe lasts are still made there today, and it’s still a family company.

Work on the building commenced in 1911, the...

directed by Kerstin Stutterheim, 1961- and Niels Bolbrinker, 1951-; produced by Kerstin Stutterheim, 1961- and Niels Bolbrinker, 1951-, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and ARTE (Footscray, Victoria: Contemporary Arts Media), 26 mins
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