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.
The world-famous architect Le Corbusier (1887-1965) sketched his Thoreau-like hut in 45 minutes as a birthday present for his wife Yvonne Gallis in December 1951. The wooden cabin of 16 m2 – situated in the hillside of Roquebrune Cap Martin in French Riviera – was to serve as a model for minimal living. The film tells the amazing story of Le Cabanon – from architect’s first arriving at Côte d’Azur via Eileen Gray’s E-1027-house to the final building connected with Étoile de Mer -restaurant– and the fate of the architect in his paradise home.
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.