ArCH Film Fest Screening: Infinite Happiness

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November 17, 2016
6:00 PM
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol
Ste. 120
Houston, TX 77002

About the Film:

Conceived as a personal video diary, The Infinite happiness is an architectural experience. The film takes us to the heart of one of the contemporary housing development considered to be a new model of success.

Inhabiting the giant "8 House" built by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine recount their subjective experience of living inside this experiment of vertical village, elected in 2011 « World best residential building ».

As a Lego game, the film builds up a collection of life stories all interconnected by their personal relation to the building. The film draws the lines of a human map which allows the viewer to discover the building throu-gh an inner and intimate point of view and questions the architecture's ability to create collective happiness showing the surprising results of this new type of social model of the 21rst century.


Trailer | Official Website


Stay for a panel discussion featuring:

  • Carrie Glassman Shoemake, FAIA (GSMA)
  • David Bucek, FAIA (Stern and Bucek Architects)
  • Michael Morrow, AIA (kinneymorrow architecture)
  • Jesse Hager, AIA (CONTENT Architecture)


About the ArCH Film Fest:

ArCH, Architecture Center Houston, joins forces again with HCAF for its annual film festival, co-hosting five films at Sundance Cinemas and the nearby Architecture Center.

2016 Theme and Films:

To Dwell: An Architectural Film Festival

From the earliest days of human civilization, dwelling has been an elemental condition of architectural design and construction. As spaces are inhabited to shelter our lives and everyday objects, residential design continues to evolve within contemporary architectural practices. Through a curated selection of films addressing our relationships with intimate spaces, we are proud to present the 2016 Architecture Film Festival. Please join us as we explore the practice of dwelling-its poetry, theory, satire, romance, and experience-through the following films:

The Architect 11/11 - At Sundance

Provenance 11/12 - At Menil Collection

Gray Matters 11/14 - At ArCH

It Was Not My Dream (short) 11/16 - At ArCH

The Land of Many Palaces 11/16 - At ArCH

The Infinite Happiness 11/17 - At ArCH