Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 4 | Contemporary Architecture

We’re still here for you, even while social distancing

Greetings, all.

We’ve been enjoying revisiting past DAF programming in these weekly emails, especially last week’s particularly moving Clyfford Still Museum podcast, as well as learning more about world-renowned architects and architectural history through online resources. We hope you have, too.

This week’s feature is Contemporary Architecture – while building styles and approaches vary greatly they have in common the use of very advanced technology and modern materials. We know you’ll recognize some of the names and projects included and hope you’ll have the opportunity to learn something new.

Warm regards,
DAF Team

Denver Architecture Foundation Resources:

Feature: Contemporary Architecture – Resources from the world wide web

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry

The films below are free via Kanopy.com.

  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
  • Steven Holl: The Body in Space
  • Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture – a series by PBS
  • Architects Herzog and de Meuron: Tate Modern
  • Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy
  • Tadao Ando
  • How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?
  • Daniel Libeskind: Welcome to the 21st Century



  • The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture by Àlex Sánchez Vidiella
  • The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture
  • The Story of Contemporary Architecture by Paola Favole

For Young Readers…

  • Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Community Resources

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