Texas: Instant Cities

United Kingdom, 1986

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Episode number 9 of Series “Architecture at the Crossroads Series”.
Part of a series which examines the main themes in world architecture, the work of architects who are at the centre of the current debate and introduces younger architects who are beginning to make a name for themselves. Part Nine deals with Texas, which issues more building permissions each year than any other State. Houston and Dallas have consequently become the most exciting cities in which to look at architecture. These “pop-up” cities are like a blackboard on which the problems of modern architecture are being chalked up. They show the 21st Century in the making - a prospect that is intriguing, daring and deeply disturbing.

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production company

BBC

Duration

00:39:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1986

Appears in

Architecture at the Crossroads Series

Group of items

Architecture at the Crossroads Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35403

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → United States

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → City planning

Crafts & Visual Arts → Architecture

Places → United States

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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