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How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Norberto Lopez Amado & Carlos Carcas

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About the Movie

Born in Manchester, England, on the wrong side of the tracks, Norman Foster rose from a humble working class background to become one of the premiere modern architects of our time. Beautifully filmed in over ten countries and homing in on his most iconic works, including London's Swiss Re Tower, New York's Hearst Building, Berlin's Reichstag, Beijing Airport's International Terminal and the breathtaking Millau Viaduct, over the Gorges du Tarn in France, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? is an unprecedented exploration of an architect whose quest is to improve the quality of life through design, and his work, which offers striking solutions to humanity's increasing demands.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 21
  • Fresh: 12
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: A film that at times seems ready to levitate from the screen on puffy clouds of praise. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jan 24, 2012

Fresh: An architecture lover's dream. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Feb 16, 2012

Rotten: It's essentially an infomercial for the company he unsuccessfully tried to sell before the 2008 crash. – Brian Miller, Village Voice, Jan 24, 2012

Fresh: Unusually successful in synchronizing the ethos and oeuvre of its protagonist with its own visual strategies and rhythms. – Bill Weber, Slant Magazine, Jan 23, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Best docu/movie ever!

This movie will make you to love architecture. You'll change the way you see the architecture.. Norman Foster is the best architect, the one who knows how to do the right architecture, not only the commercial architecture.

Beautiful scenery and diving music


How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?

Excellent movie! It is a great true story about extreme accomplishment based on hard work and a true dedication to principles and values. It is inspirational and optimistic about what kind of things we can do and what it takes to do them correctly. Highly recommended for those of you who appreciate a well done documentary. One of the best I have seen.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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