New Work: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
“Thinking and Making” is a new film made for Rogers, Stirk Harbour and Partners by Pentagram’s Marina Willer. Willer created the film to celebrate the work of Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour, two of the leading partners at RSHP alongside Richard Rogers. Willer has previously made two short films made for the firm, “Exposed” and “Inside Out”.
The new film is currently being used as part of the RSHP’s traveling exhibition, “From House to City.” The exhibition premiered in Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2007 and has since travelled to London, Barcelona, Madrid, Taipei, Singapore, and most recently Hong Kong, attracting more than half a million visitors to date.
Shot in the form of an arts documentary, viewers are able to gain insight into one of the most well respected architecture firms in the world, understanding the partners’ perspectives on architecture, urban planning and how people interact with space.
Various tools and mechanical parts were used in the film to make reference to a language of legibility which is unique to RSHP’s work.
“Thinking and Making” will next be screened at the exhibition in Beijing at the Capital Museum from 21 September until 18 November 2012.
Project Team: Marina Willer, partner-in-charge and director; Ian Osborne, art director; Sophie Taylor, producer; Johnathan Clabburn, cinematographer; Seb Ratcliffe, film editor. Still photography by Paul Zak and Melissa Duarte.