Film: The Melnikov House, Konstantin Melnikov
Alvar Aalto Museum, Bio Alppi
This film tells the amazing story of the Melnikov House, which Konstantin Melnikov designed.
The series of five independent documentary films about outstanding private houses on different continents designed by the world’s leading architects in the 20th century, the period of modernism.
Japanese architect Tadao Ando (born 1941) designed the Koshino House for the fashion designer Hiroko Koshino and her family in Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan during 1979 – 84. The building has become the symbol of a house made for light. The film reveals the Koshino House as a collection of all the fragments of Ando’s architectonical vocabulary – not forgetting the architect’s connection to the Japanese aesthetic tradition. It also tells the life story of Tadao Ando, a self-educated architect, and about his tendency to solve the mystery of timeless and solid architecture.
Five Master Houses of the World – series
Duration 60 minutes. Spoken language Finnish, subtitles English.
Script, filmed and directed by Rax Rinnekangas. Bad Taste Ltd 2017.