SURFACES REPORTER (SR) picks up 6 popular binge-worthy shows for architects and designers to watch on Netflix. Which are you favourite picks? Which ones have we missed? Tell us in the comments below:
1. ABSTRACT: THE ART OF DESIGN
Type: Documentary Series
About: The series looks at the creative processesof eight leading designers.Each episode focusses different individual which includes Bjarke Ingels (architect), Christoph Niemann (illustrator), Es Devlin (stage designer), Ilse Crawford (interior designer), Paula Scher (graphic designer), Platon (photographer), Ralph Gilles (automobile designer) and Tinker Hatfield (Nike shoe designer).
2. THE WORLDs MOST EXTRAORDINARY HOMES
Type: Documentary Series
About: The first series focused on houses built in challenging surroundings, and how they were designed to respond to these environments, whether built into the side of a cliff, nestled in a forest, perched at the top of a mountain or hidden under the earth. The second series focused on one country per episode, and traveled to different destinations in each nation.
Each episode is themed and named according to the houses environments or location. To explore how the designs function both as works of architecture and as real houses, the hosts stay overnight, eat meals and spend time in the homes.
3. TINY HOUSE NATION
Episodes: 3 Seasons | 83 Episodes
About: It is a tiny house movement-inspired series which features renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin who assist families around the country building their desired houses that are no bigger than 500 square feet.
4. LEGO HOUSE - HOME OF THE BRICK
About: The film documents the design process of the famous LEGO House - Home of the brick designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. The experience centre in Billund, Denmark. Near Legoland, is a 12,000-square metre house filled with 25 million Lego bricks. Lego House allows children and adults to physically and digitally build with Lego bricks, with activities such as programming robots and animating models. Lego House is also called Home of the Brick with references to Billund, where Lego originates.
5. GRAND DESIGNS
Episodes: 20 Series | 204 Episodes
About: Presented by designer and writer Kevin McCloud, each episode follows different people who have set out to pursue their vision of a dream home by building it themselves. Each project is completely unique, with many calling for custom-made elements that make the final result not only a home, but also a work of art.
6. STAY HERE
About: On "Stay Here," designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer show property owners how they can turn their rentals into moneymaking showstoppers. Episodes feature a floating vacation rental that becomes a romantic waterfront retreat and a family-friendly makeover for a historic firehouse in Washington, D.C.
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