With the weather cooling and the crisp autumn air making its entrance, it’s only fitting that you want to snuggle up on your couch and binge your favorite shows. If you’re a fan of intriguing architecture or need a new design show to watch, we’ve got you covered. Below we have gathered a mix of both new and popular architecture and design shows! Check it out!
World’s Most Extraordinary Homes (Netflix)
World’s Most Extraordinary Homes is a British documentary-series. This show follows architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin as they travel the world scoping out different houses. Together, they travel from Japan to Sweden and even to places in the USA showcasing different incredible houses.
In Season 2, they go to Spain and visit an underground residence that seems totally empty. However, they find out there were doors behind each room full of ordinary things that you’d find in any household. The minimalistic style intrigued both Caroline and Piers as they toured the home and took the viewer along. This show is for you if you’re amused by witty commentary while viewing incredible houses.
Home (Apple TV)
Home is a new documentary series on Apple TV that features homes all around the world built with a sustainable approach. The show focuses on different countries and cities alike and various levels- ranging from futuristic projects to practices any typical homeowner can implement in their homes. In an episode, viewers learn about Gary Chang who lives in a 344 sq ft apartment. Chang’s use of his apartment simply changes on what his needs are at in the moment. If he needs to eat, he shifts some items around to create a table. When he needs to sleep, he pulls out his bed.
In an interview with House Beautiful, the director and executive producer Doug Pray says “The series is just as much about the homeowners and the concept of innovation and big ideas and solving problems creatively as it was just the house itself.” This is to say that the show isn’t just about the unique design of the house rather, it also tells a story of the family and why they created their home the way they have. Check it out if you’re interested in a new show with an innovative and sustainable approach to design.
Stay Here (Netflix)
As services like Airbnb have taken over the way we travel, they’ve also had a huge influence on the shows that we watch. Stay Here is a series about renovating your home or space in order to rent out to make extra cash. The show’s hosts are interior designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate professional Peter Lorimer who guide their clients into transforming their home. However, the renters quickly realize with the help of Genevieve and Peter, that there must be something interesting about your property- whether it’s a gift basket welcome for your guests, or colorful complimentary bagels in the morning.
The airbnb below was featured in an episode of Stay Here.
Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix)
If this show had a tagline, it would go something like this “ordinary from outside, but extraordinary inside.” In each episode of Amazing Interiors, the audience is introduced to three different people that have transformed the interiors of a unique residence. In one episode, we meet a man who is transforming a bunker in an undisclosed part of the USA. His mission is to build as many shelters for as many people as possible in case of an apocalypse. In the same episode, you meet a man in Paris who transformed the interiors of a former cold storage building build in WW2. What looks like an industrial, and cold building from the outside is surprisingly warm, and colorful in the inside. If you’re interested in being wowed and seeing amazing interior designs or transformed spaces- than this is the show for you.
Amazing Interiors (Netflix)
Amazing interiors features homes that look “ordinary from outside, but extraordinary inside.” In each episode of Amazing Interiors, the audience is introduced to three different people that have transformed the interiors of a unique residence.
In one episode, we meet a man who is transforming a bunker in an undisclosed part of the USA. His mission is to build as many shelters for as many people as possible in case of an apocalypse. In the same episode, you meet a man in Paris who transformed the interiors of a former cold storage building build in WW2. What looks like an industrial, and cold building from the outside is surprisingly warm, and colorful in the inside. This show is for you if like being wowed with amazing interior designs or transformed spaces.
As we round out our list of architecture and design shows- we hope you found something that caught your attention. If you want to step away from the usual HGTV home renovations and learn about some extraordinary homes or sustainably driven innovative designs, then this is a good place to start. So kick your feet up after a hard day of work, and open your Netflix to enjoy these unique shows. After all, you deserve it.
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