Ten movies about architecture, selected by Adam Nathaniel Furman

The London-based architect, known for the freedom that can be read in his style, chooses ten movies in which spaces are relevant – old classics, pop references and some titbits for real film lovers.

Adam Nathaniel Furman is known for the mingling of aesthetics and references he puts in his projects, for his free use of colours and for the political echoes we can find in all his formal reflections. Therefore also in his movie tastes a similar attitude can be found – the one that tends towards the broadest horizons. Indeed on the one hand he loves great classics that made the history of the cinema also because of the location where they were shot, on the other hand he also mentions Hollywood comedies or imaginative experimental films, in which space is reinterpreted in a new way thanks to the eclectic eye of the British architect.

After experiences in internationally accomplished design studios and a successful residency at the London Design Museum, Furman has brought to his work the features of his cheerful personality as he just did in the recent – and richly coloured – Nagatacho apartment in Tokyo. However, if cheerful is the best adjective to describe his brilliant approach to design, it does not really suit the setting of his favourite movies: evocative and astonishing buildings stand out on the background of stories with an often tense and gloomy atmosphere.

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