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Engineering Connections Sydney Opera House

Richard Hammond climbs to the top of Sydney's iconic Opera House to unlock the engineering connections behind one of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the world. He reveals how an architect's sketch, rejected by the design competition jury, was transformed into concrete and glass through trailblazing building techniques inspired by a First World War gas mask, a set of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Guggenheim Bilbao

Richard Hammond visits a building described as the ‘greatest of our time’ – the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain – to find out which Engineering Connections made this iconic building possible. He finds out how a visionary architect transformed a decaying city into a vibrant tourist hub with his futuristic building. But it would not have been possible without a volcano, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Ocean Airport

Richard Hammond reveals the startling Engineering Connections behind Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest and biggest in the world, sited on a specially constructed island. Then the world's largest construction project, it drew inspiration from a 13th century Arab irrigation machine to create new land, and a WWII bomber and car suspension to make the terminal building light, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Adrienne Clarkson Presents Frank Gehry: Architecture in Motion

Visionary architect Frank Gehry, Canadian born, Los Angeles based and world renowned, is the subject of this inspiring documentary from the popular prime-time arts program, Adrienne Clarkson Presents. An iconoclast with great reverence for the past, Gehry is constantly breaking new ground. Experimenting with new and non-traditional materials, he has changed the vernacular of architecture and furniture design. Symbolism, emotion ...
  • 1994
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013