Now is the perfect time to catch up on the best books, films, television shows, music and podcasts you might have missed. In these five stylish movies, plots thicken within architectural marvels.
The Ice Storm
Inside a cool minimalist glass house, a loveless marriage is about to shatter in Ang Lee’s study of social upheaval in the swinging ’70s.
A Single Man
A grieving but elegantly suited professor rattles around inside John Lautner’s iconic Schaffer Residence in Tom Ford’s stylish directorial debut.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The house that launched a thousand architectural fantasies (along with an episode of Grand Designs) was built in 1953 and set the benchmark for domestic steel construction (and how not to park your red Ferrari).
A world away from the family estate – a rambling Gothic scene of dysfunction and secret plots – outsider grandson Ransom Drysdale inhabits a funky 1950s pad that is currently for sale in the real world.
Norway’s stunning Juvet Landscape Hotel taunts its humanoid prisoner with expansive views of a natural world that is just out of reach in this sci-fi thriller.