The must-watch TV Series on ArchitectureResources
From extraordinary worlds to dreams to be built: Netflix’s film offer selection by Isplora
What better occasion if not the Christmas holidays to stay at home and watch a good TV series or a documentary on architecture in front of the television, especially if you have already seen all our films?
Looking through Netflix’s library, we must mention the docu-series "Abstract: The Art of Design", which reached its second season this year. After the first season (2017), with 8 episodes covering art, architecture, design and photography and characters of the caliber of Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and interior designer Ilse Crawford, in the second season other important designers lead us in the folds of the world of design through 6 episodes: from Olafur Eliasson (The Design of Art) to Neri Oxman (Bio-Architecture).
Voices that offer different opinions and perspectives on design, conversations and stories through narrative and projects, which have many references in common with ArchiTALKS, Isplora’s masterclass series (link film Isplora), where - through the words of renowned international architects - different ways of understanding and making the profession of architect are investigated and deepened.
Remaining on the platform founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, we need to mention "Grand Designs", a real television cult in Britain, with 18 seasons on Channel 4 featuring Kevin McCloud talking about ambitious and difficult home renovations, with a realistic but at the same time ironic point of view.
Talking about Great Britain, still on Netflix, you can find the series "Escape to the continent": the "architectural" adventures of British people who decide to move from the Country and change their lives to chase the Mediterranean climate: from Tuscany to Cyprus, passing through the Spanish and Portuguese coasts.
If some want to "escape" towards warm locations, others prefer the tv series “Little Dream Houses”, a journey through the United States where the two protagonists help families re-build their dream, listening to their needs and facing new challenges using a minimalist solution.
The 3 seasons of "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes" lead us to the discovery of beautiful homes together with architect Piers Taylor and actress and real estate agent Caroline Quentin.
“Amazing Interiors” is another interesting tv series where you can meet eccentric homeowners whose seemingly ordinary spaces are full of surprises, from a backyard roller coaster to an indoor aquarium.
A journey through interiors, exploited also by Isplora’s recent film production Open House exploring the design choices of 4 difference homes, between Rome and Turin, addressing functional and constructive themes, objectives and ideas that make up urban apartments or villas overlooking the landscape, homes for young couples or study houses.
Talking about "holiday homes" and the phenomenon of "airification" of the real estate market Netflix has recently launched the series "Stay Here" that reveals the secrets to “give new life” to properties and provides useful tips to create perfect accommodations to create business starting from short rents.
Lastly, let’s not forget to mention the series dedicated to greenery and gardens with the "Love your garden" and "Big dreams - Small spaces" series, always on Netflix.
In short, on Netflix there is something for all tastes, a wide proposal that through the shapes and dreams of architects.