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  • Broadway Tower

    Floating high above the Cotswolds, Broadway Tower is the breathtaking embodiment of a new style of 18th Century architecture that revolutionised Western design: the Gothic. Inspired by the search for a more authentic English style, the Gothic is a homage to the bygone mythology of castles, battle...

  • The Temple of the Four Winds

    One of Britain’s greatest contributions to the visual arts is the English Landscape Garden, a form of garden design that was refined at the magnificent stately home, Castle Howard, in North Yorkshire. Pinning these new landscapes together were follies. Built in the early 18th Century, The Temple ...

  • Rushton Triangular Lodge

    One of Britain’s most bizarre buildings, Rushton Triangular Lodge is the story of a man’s faith translated into brick and stone.

    While imprisoned by Elizabeth Tudor’s Protestant Government, the staunchly Catholic aristocrat Sir Thomas Tresham dreamt up a banqueting house covered in cryptic code...

  • I Wanted to be Walt Disney

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    He wanted to be Walt Disney and he became Alessandro Mendini. Creator of a parallel universe, ironic and tragic, intimate and able to speak to the world, in any language. Architecture, art, design, writing, and critique. A protagonist of the 20th and 21st centuries telling the story of a dream wh...

  • Brasilia: Life After Design

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    Located 2000 kilometres from the Amazon and 18 hours from Rio, the city of Brasília - the capital of Brazil - is a mythical place: a concrete utopia born out of the desert. In 1956 at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urba...

  • Inhabited

    Movie

    Most people think of nature parks as eco-systems uninhabited by humans--spaces reserved for wildlife, fossils, and plants. “Inhabited” shows us that people live there too. Through an in-depth exploration of all ten of Canada’s UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, a filmmaking family introduces us...

  • Loving Gio Ponti

    Movie

    A picture of the man and the architect, aspiring painter, promoter ante litteram of Italian design who, in more than fifty years of activity, has tried it all – arts, occupations, objects, architecture and material – with untiring energy, from small to big, from the design of a handle to the form...

  • Art of Faith: Season 1

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    Art of Faith I is a sumptuous visual experience exploring the architecture and art of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Presented and narrated by the broadcaster, John McCarthy, the series visits many of the greatest and most significant religious buildings, exploring how the passions and complex...

  • Paolo Soleri: Beyond Form

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    Genre and ground-breaking architect Paolo Soleri remains largely unknown outside of architectural circles, but his legacy as an artist, builder and urban theorist is staggering.

    Narrated by actor-activist Peter Coyote, this documentary takes a close look at Soleri’s origins and lifelong labour ...

  • Mies on Scene: Barcelona in Two Acts

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    The Barcelona Pavilion, the masterpiece with which Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich staged their revolutionary ideas in 1929, changed the History of architecture forever. It only existed for eight months but paradoxically its image was always alive in the minds of generations of architects aroun...

  • The Range

    Childhood memories of the Canary Islands and a joint sabbatical in Spain became key influences on the design of Emma and Tom Lane’s finca inspired home, set amongst 120 acres of Byron hinterland. A last-minute halt to the demolition of a 1980’s farmhouse on the property saw the Lane’s come up wit...

  • Las Palmas

    Sally McGarry grew up in Fenner House, a home designed by eminent Australian architect Robin Boyd and commissioned by her grandfather, Professor Frank Fenner, a virologist and pioneer of environmental design. Fond childhood memories of garden parties and family gatherings at Fenner House inspired...

  • SOMA

    Gary Gorrow taught meditation for many years with a goal of one day teaching in a space of his own. When the time was right Gary turned to his brother, a hotelier residing in Bali, for design inspiration. The result was a bespoke architectural space more ambitious - and with challenges far greate...

  • Eltham Hotel

    Julia Ashwood and her husband Matt Rabbidge were courting patrons of the Eltham Hotel before they became owners. They adored the historic village of Eltham, nestled in the hinterland and removed from the bustle of Byron Bay. When Julia suddenly became the proud new co-owner of The Eltham Hotel in...

  • Pandanus Beach Shack

    In this episode, eclectic Byron based interior designer Louella Boitel-Gill takes us to an original beach shack in Wategos, renovated for playful clients who briefed Louella to ‘embrace the shack’. Louella speaks candidly about her influences during the design process and how working closely with...

  • Lune de Sang

    🏆 Nominated for the 2022 Caesar Design Film Award
    🏆 Official Selection for Copenhagen Architecture Festival

    Since 2008, Andy and Deirdre have been on a mission to start ‘putting things back’ by regenerating an ancient subtropical rainforest surrounding their sculptural residence at Lune de Sang....

  • The Heinz Emigholz Collection

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    For the past two decades, Heinz Emigholz has dedicated himself to an ambitious series of documentaries that focus on the work of visionary 20th century architects.

    Disavowing traditional voice-over commentary, Emigholz reduces his soundtrack to ambient sounds and the acoustic experience of the ...

  • Concrete Soldiers

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    Concrete Soldiers takes us on an exhilarating journey depicting people's battles against the big developers and Councils, who are splitting apart communities in the name of progress. But seemingly, against all odds, campaigners are winning and showing the way for people power.

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  • SuperDesign

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    Super Design is a film about the Italian Radical Movement. Through 19 players in the movement, we retrace their words and their stories, the history, and the heritage of the movement. They take us back to that time when everything seemed possible. The mid-1960s represented a revolutionary time wh...

  • Luc Durand: Leaving Delhi

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    Canadian architect Luc Durand studied in Switzerland with Montparnasse Tower's Eugene Beaudoin, built numerous structures in Nehru's India, designed both the Quebec Pavilion for the iconic Expo ’67 and the monumental Athletes’ Housing complex for the 1976 Olympic Games. Now at 84, he's back in Ne...

  • Eco Containers

    Nestled within the stunning and peaceful bush of South Gippsland and built by sustainable building company Modhouse, the construction took on a family shared approach in the collaboration of the design and build. Father, daughter and son-in-law all came together to repurpose 3 shipping containers...

  • Oikos

    The multi-award-winning Oikos (pronounced eekos) is a sculptural creation that compliments the rugged precipice on which it perches. Extraordinary external angles enhance a dramatic, open-plan interior. Inside, smartly designed spaces with staggering outlooks are, from every angle, framed by brea...

  • Larnook

    Tucked into a private corner of a 160-acre flower farm in the Dandenong Ranges, this shipping container retreat has been designed with consideration for its inhabitants and the surrounding environment.

    Designer: Kate Walker, Kate Walker Designs

  • Cortes Kiln

    Nestled amongst the trees in the Victorian High Country on a 94-year-old walnut farm, the project is an Architecturally designed renovation on a 100-year-old existing Tobacco Kiln. Using the existing shack’s timber frame while repairing its awkward join to the kiln, a new separation brings in nor...