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  • A World to Shape

    Meet two young and passionate designers, Nienke Hoogvliet and Dave Hakkens, who are utilising creative and innovative design to tackle the world's biggest environmental problems.

    Bringing sustainability to the clothing industry is the mission for Nienke. While tackling the challenges of reshapin...

  • Prefab Future House

    A Shelter Original Film. Peter Stutchbury Architects new solution to prefabricated affordable housing using a Cross Laminated Timber construction, innovation from one of Australia’s most celebrated modern architects.

  • The Promise

    Balkrishna Doshi (1927-2023) is one of India's most influential 20th century architects and recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Doshi and his practice Vastu-Shilpa has a portfolio spanning over 70 years, including collaborations with both Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn.

    The film introduc...

  • Coast Modern

    Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic ...

  • Panama

    Function, flexibility, and fluidity guided the design of this 47sqm/505sqft apartment, nestled in an early 20th-century building within the lively Goutte d’Or district of Paris. Architect and ovo/studio–founder Bertille Bordja embraced inspiration from the existing architectural features and the ...

  • Oscar Niemeyer: Life is Breath

    Produced in Brazil to coincide with Oscar Niemeyer’s 100th birthday. Still working and speaking with an extraordinarily clarity and intellect that’s undiminished by age, Niemeyer recounts his long life and remarkably prolific output and philosophy. This included producing designs for Brasilia (bu...

  • Apartment 35

    At only 35sqm/377sqft, this Scandinavian-inspired apartment in Verona, Italy illustrates how sometimes a little imagination is all that’s needed to achieve optimised living.

  • Menta

    In smart design, the illusion of space can actually rival having the extra space itself — and this 46sqm/495sqft Madrid apartment has some tricks up its sleeve. Using carefully considered spatial strategies like floor-to-ceiling storage, mirrors (aplenty), and consistent materials, Gonzalo Pardo ...

  • The New Bauhaus

    An odyssey through the life and legacy of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, the innovative artist and educator whose pioneering approach to integrating technology into design continues to influence and inspire.

  • Marie

    Located in the bohemian Paris neighbourhood of Montmartre, a stone's throw from the historic Sacré Coeur basilica, this 37sqm/398sqft apartment ticks all the boxes needed for a bright and airy feel.

    Curved features, a light colour palette, and smart furniture choices — not to mention the health...

  • A Day with Zaha Hadid

    While guiding us through her retrospective exhibition, "Zaha Hadid Has Arrived"‚ the renowned architect recalls her career from its beginning, discussing her education, inspiration and technique. The exhibition, located at The MAK in Vienna, features a new sculpture from Hadid entitled ‚ "Ice Sto...

  • Streets of Your Town: Part 1

    Beginning in Palm Springs, Tim "Rosso" Ross reveals the origins of modernism, a philosophy of design that emerged in the early 20th century, embracing the idea of newness.

  • GES-2

    In 2014, V–A–C Foundation acquired the 20,000 sq. m former power plant, GES-2 in the center of Moscow right in front of the Kremlin, tasking the Renzo Piano Building Workshop with its transformation into a cultural institution.

    Over the next five years, the cameras followed the construction work...

  • Ep 3 - Sweden

    Dermot travels to Sweden where he discovers that rather than fighting against the darkness and the weather, Swedish design embraces them both and the results are enlightening.

  • Apartmento Ladrilho

    A bare “skeleton apartment” left unfinished for over 10 years might not sound like a desirable first apartment on paper, but for architect Franco Luiz Faust, there was nothing but potential.

    His vision for the 55sqm/592sqft space was a peaceful respite that would serve as a comfortable backdrop...

  • Klotz House

    Project: Klotz House
    Location: Tongoy, Chile
    Area: 99m2
    Architect: Mathias Klotz

  • Casa Triana

    To create the illusion of several independent spaces in the open 58sqm/624sqft floor plan, the architects used monochrome colours to demarcate each key living area, inspired by the traditional colours of the surrounding building façades.

    Each distinct area has been decorated with low-cost alumin...

  • Permanent Camping 2

    10 Years on architect Rob Brown creates a new iteration of the famous Permanent Camping building. Built with the original master maker and joiner Jeffery Broadfield once again. The building uses no fixings or glue in any of the framing and documents the relationship between, architect, builder an...

  • Slow Down Apartment

    There are common themes in a Brad Swartz-reinvented small dwelling: a restrained palette, clever storage solutions, and a creative touch when utilising space — and the tranquil Slow Down Apartment is no exception.

    The clients had briefly moved from Sydney to Brisbane during the COVID-19 pandemi...

  • Zaha: An Architectural Legacy

    Zaha Hadid was a visionary. When she passed away in 2016 she left behind a body of work that is amongst the most recognisable and influential in the world. Here, her friend and fellow architect Eva Jiřičná reflects on her life and legacy.