Planet Home: Season 1
Planet Home is the only documentary series, which offers a map of ecological and sustainable habitats and homes throughout the world.
The Lindvall's bring their Swedish village back to life by creating a surprising hotel project: a hut in the wood, high on a tree.
The Halle Pajol
Welcome to the 18th arrondissement of Paris, where the Halle Pajol, a former rail freight station, has undergone a thorough ecological facelift. Abandoned for a while, the building now stands for exemplary renovations; it has also brought the Chapelle neighbourhood, one of the liveliest district ...
In Wilhelmsburg, a district in Hamburg, 70 international teams of architects and manufacturers have responded to public tenders on the ecological habitat of the 21st century.
These habitat specialists, supervised by the IBA, have thus conceived 180 new apartments in 17 buildings on a 30-hectare ...
When deciding on where to settle, houses or apartments are far from being the only criteria: lifestyle truly matters. Throughout the world, new communities grow and their aim is rather clear: cultivating social connections and a sense of happy living amongst the people while respecting the surrou...
A Leed house in Montreal
Benoit Lavigueur heads a construction company based in Canada. He has not only built an exemplary house in many different domains, but also teaches families basic knowledge in order to take the leap and make relevant choices for their ecological house.
He therefore proves that eco-construction ...
In northern France, right in the heart of a mining region, Loos-en-Gohelle is a true oddity. If this small town of 7,000 inhabitants proudly shows the remains of its past and yet painful industry, it has also started a thorough green revolution to become a model of sustainable development.
Rethinking a so-called sensitive neighbourhood's photography by integrating new houses that meet ecological norms, together with the will to promote social diversity, is what many towns publicly aim for.
In Le Havre, France, the urban renovation programme has thoroughly changed the Henri-Dunant ...
The Darwin project
Renovating instead of demolishing: this sustainable approach seems logical, but it is still far from being obvious.
Everywhere in France, abandoned urban wastelands could be demolished in favour of new constructions which aren't always necessary.
In the Bastide neighbourhood in Bordeaux, abando...
In the heart of Costa Rica, paradise exists: the Lapa Rios.
Two Americans head this adventure that started in the 1990s: Karen Lewis and her husband left the US and invested all of their savings in a single dream: building 17 bungalows in complete harmony with their surroundings while respectin...
In Costa Rica, in the western suburbs of the capital San Jose, the residential neighbourhood of Escazú hides a surprising form of architecture: a large house of 340 square metres entirely made of old naval containers. A dream come true for professional photographer Sergio Pucci, who asked his arc...
The great lakes' huts
Amongst all eco-responsible stays, holidays out in nature certainly are the ones that families unanimously agree on. Whether on water or higher up in the trees, eco-manufacturers know no limits to offer both original and sustainable holidays.
The Brando Hotel
Holidaying on a desert island is the dream of many tourists looking for relaxing stays and beautiful landscapes. In French Polynesia, where the island of Tetiaroa moves visitors with its beauty as well as its history.
Marlon Brando launched a hotel that is both luxurious and exemplary.
Isle of Skye
Leaving an urban life to settle in the countryside... Where Mother Nature rules, far from everybody, almost isolated... Many people dream of this, but few take the plunge.
It is this challenge that appealed to Nick Middleton and his wife Kate when they decided to leave the centre of England to m...
The Atlas Kasbah
Only a few kilometres away, in a Berber village, in the heart of the UNESCO-protected biosphere nature reserve of Arganeraie, lays an exemplary guest accommodation concept.
Hassan and Hélène Aboutayeb wanted to develop the idea of sustainable tourism on a human scale. In 2006, they launched th...
Whilst it becomes harder and harder to find accommodation in a growing individualistic society, new housing solutions are emerging around strong values such as sharing and togetherness.
In these community housing projects, people are involved in the making of their buildings, thus creating sust...
Integrating as much greenery as possible in the heart of urban spaces: it has become a priority for some of the world's biggest cities which are now confronted with excessive urbanisation. In Turin, in northern Italy, where it took 5 years to build the imposing "25 Verde", a residential building ...
In Les Yvelines is the historical village of Montfort L'Amaury, home to one of the greenest houses in Ile de France. Emmanuel Coste, architect, built a bioclimatic and passive house called the maison Canopée for him and his family.
It is in Bali, Indonesia, is a rather original school, called Green School, its architecture as well as its openness on major environmental issues are tremendously thought-provoking. The initiative is new: building a school out of bamboo in the heart of the jungle, where the severity of tradition...
In a small town called Huizen, 20 kilometres away from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, to discover a camouflage house. Sanna, Lucas and their two children have taken over the place 3 years ago. The result is as good as they expected: modern, and beautifully integrated in the forest.