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Homes by Design - 1999

Homes by Design - 1999
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13 videos in this collection

Castles
The Romanesque Revival style had its origins in the old castles of France and Scotland. In this program, we discover a stunning example of the style in Scotland, and visit…
The Gothic Revival
This revival style of architecture with its characteristic pointed arch first appeared in Canada in the 1820's. It continued well into the 20th century and was one of the longest…
Ocean Inspiration
Whether in art or architecture, nothing inspires like an ocean view. We look at three contemporary designs that take full advantage of their seaside location in Nova Scotia, British Columbia…
The New Suburbia
The spread of suburban housing has given rise to a new approach to architecture called neo- traditionalism. It's an attempt to capture the look and feel of a small town…
Recycling City Space
As urban land becomes scarcer and more expensive, buildings and spaces previously overlooked are being recycled for housing. We look at how unusual sites in the inner city are being…
Exclusive Neighbourhoods
This program explores the impact of England's architectural styles on our wealthiest residential areas. We look at the elegant homes of Toronto's Rosedale, Vancouver's Shaughnessy Heights and Montreal's Westmount. Visuals…
Nearer To God
The trend towards restoring and residing in our old Canadian churches is reflective of a growing world-wide interest in preserving and appreciating our architectural past. A lovingly restored chapel in…
The Cottage Industry
Alvin Toffler was right. The "third wave" is upon us and cottage industries have sprung up all over. We first travel to the wool towns of West Yorkshire, England where…
Home Away From Home
Canada's national capital is home to 117 embassies and consulates. Many have their own unique architectural style, such as the Embassies of Japan, Australia and Iran. In this program we…
Farmhouse Design
Canada boasts a wealth of agricultural land unparalleled in the world. This program takes a look at the architectural roots of the farmhouses that dot our landscape. A Saskatchewan prairie…
Classically Georgian
This icon of architectural styles is the most popular of the twentieth century revival styles. We find its origins in a villa on the river Thames in England as well…
Winter Designs
We explore the effects of winter and cold climates on home design. We look at how sub-zero winters have given rise to innovative architecture. We snuggle up to the fire…
Official Residences
One can virtually trace the history of a country by stepping inside its official residences. We visit three - Rideau Gate, Kingsmere, home to the Speaker of the House of…

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