Koolhaas Houselife



2008, France
58 min., col., language — French

Directors Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
Camera Ila Bêka
Sound Ila Bêka
Editing Tiros Niakaj, Louise Lemoine
Producers Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
Production Bekafilms
World sales Taskovski Films Ltd.

First project of the Living Architectures series, Koolhaas Houselife portrays one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture. The film lets the viewer enter into the house’s daily intimacy through the stories and daily chores of Guadalupe Acedo, the housekeeper, and the other people who look after the building. Pungent, funny and touching.

Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
Presented by Nicolai Oroussoff in The New York Times as the «cult figures in the European architecture world», Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine mainly focus their research on experimenting new narrative and cinematographic forms in relation to contemporary architecture. The uniqueness of their work holds on their subjective, creative and humoristic look at masterpieces of architecture portrayed through the depiction of their daily life. Ila Bêka is an Italian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Paris. He trained as an architect with a degree from the IUAV of Venice and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paris-Belleville. Louise Lemoine is a French filmmaker who lives and works in France. She is graduated in cinema and philosophy from the Sorbonne, Paris.