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Spanning the Future: A Documentary About the Life and Work of Frei Otto

Spanning the Future: A Documentary About the Life and Work of Frei Otto

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future, a documentary focusing on the life and work of 2015 Pritzker Prize winner, Frei Otto, has finished production and will be screened at various venues during the course of 2016. The film features one of the last interviews Otto gave before his death, in addition to commentary from renowned architects and engineers, including Zaha Hadid and Jürgen Hennicke, on the importance of his work. In the film, Otto discusses the influences on his work and his approaches on form finding and the development of tensile structures.

Check out a few clips from the documentary below:

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BUCKMINSTER FULLER:

See additional bonus video footage and learn about upcoming screenings of the film on the official documentary website, here.

"Spanning the Future" Documentary Traces the Life and Work of Frei Otto

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Cite: Kaley Overstreet. "Spanning the Future: A Documentary About the Life and Work of Frei Otto" 23 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785876/spanning-the-future-a-documentary-about-the-life-and-work-of-frei-otto/> ISSN 0719-8884

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