"The Architects" Offers a Peek into New York's Architecture Firms

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By Heather Corcoran
At the Storefront for Art and Architecture, filmmaker Amie Siegel presents a collective portrait of the New York architects shaping today's global design community.

See The Architects at the Storefront for Art and Architecture through May 19, 2015. 

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Amie Siegel's film The Architects offers viewers a peak into the offices of leading architecture firms throughout New York City.

 

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Siegel set out to uncover the human side of architecture—the often-unseen professionals who collectively shape the world through their work.

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As Siegel's camera visits architecture studios around the city from downtown Manhattan and Fifth Avenue to Brooklyn, similarities both functional and stylistic appear in the form of loft-like spaces, communal work tables, and other omnipresent tools of the trade.

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Many of the offices are home to detailed architectural models, which architects use to to translate their designs into three dimensional rough drafts.

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The film was comissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture and originally debuted at the OfficeUS, the United States Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture.