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Homes by Design - 1998

Homes by Design - 1998
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13 videos in this collection

Log Homes
Log construction was a fundamental building method for Canada's first settlers. Log homes remain popular, especially in the West, where people want to recreate a rustic image that fits the…
French Colonial
The first settlers in the New France brought with them the ways of building from their homeland in Normandy and Brittany. This program visits an historic home in Normandy, built…
Victorian Era
The last half of the nineteenth century was rich in decorative architectural styles, originating in Britain. We trace the roots of the Queen Anne, Italianate and Gothic Revival styles in…
Victorian Mansions in Canada
The Industrialization of the Victorian era provided opportunities for entrepreneurs to become very wealthy. We look at the mansions of number of Canadian millionaires from the late 19th and early…
Arts & Crafts
We look at the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the imprint he left on residential architecture in North America. We consider why he is one of the most influential…
Prairie Style
Prairie Style homes are discussed in this episode.
Art Deco / Art Moderne
Art Deco and Moderne originated in Europe and were marked by stylized ornamental detailing. We will visit homes that stand as works of art, featuring mosaics, detailed metalworks magnificent stained…
Modernism
This program takes apart the broad term "modern". We review the origins of modern styles that strip away artifice and take residential architecture in a new direction of flat roofs,…
International Style
In the latter part of this century, steel, re-inforced concrete and glass were used to create designs that turned their backs on historical traditions and developed a new aesthetic. The…
Post-Modernism
An eclectic assortment without formal rules, post modernism allows for a look backward while taking a giant step forward. Designers return to some traditional elements that were thrown out by…
Contemporary-Urban
We examine the role of residential architecture in the cities of today. Contemporary architecture differs from modernism in its respect for the client's needs and response to site. An architect…
Contemporary-Rural
A matter of personal expression, contemporary architecture revisits modernism and leaves the designer's distinctive stamp. We visit two country homes that are designed by some of Canada's leading firms as…
Future Homes
In Europe and Canada, we lift the latest designs off the computer screen and drawing table and discuss what homes may look like in the new millennium. Exciting, experimental and…

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