Synopsis

Architecture is usually filmed from the outside, as an inanimate object. The few depictions of interiors are usually limited to still or static images of an empty building, reducing it to no more than an icon or sculpture. ‘REM’ uses an unconventional approach by combining the human stories and experience of both the architect and the users of his architecture. The film explores Rem’s life, working methods, philosophy and internal landscape, from a never seen perspective of intimacy and immediacy. The result is having the feeling of being ‘inside’ his head.

This perspective allows the viewer to understand Rem’s ideas in a way they couldn’t otherwise. These ideas are not merely explained as intellectual concepts but the viewer also sees these ideas in practice -the reality on the ground. They see how these ideas come to fruition in concrete and metal. The film shows how these structures, some massive and some small -dotted all around the globe- affect every aspect of the lives of the people that build them, use them and live inside them.

This screening is done in partnership between Museum London and the London Society of Architects.

TAKE A WALK TOGETHER USING THE HEART OF LONDON APP

If you and your sweetie are history buffs, the Heart of London App is a great resource to learn more about this amazing city! Enjoy this fun and delightful historical tour of London Ontario while meandering along the riverside at the forks of the Thames River, in the Heart of London, Ontario, Canada.

Deb Rogers is your personal tour-guide providing over 90 minutes of video and great stories about London and a number of characters who contributed to its success and colourful history. Deb not only provides you with historical details but also personal and humourous comments.

Have fun while you watch videos about Eldon House, Museum London, Thomas Talbot, The Battle of the Atlantic, Middlesex County Building, Labatt Park, Blackfriars Bridge and of course, London’s first hanging! Find out why London is called “The Forest City!”

So Londoners, how will you be spending Valentine’s Day? We’d love to hear about in the comments below.