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Season two of INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE part of the highlights this November on SHELTER

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SHELTER is the home of inspiring design and architecture content.

The global streaming service’s content encompasses everything from stories of design, to deep dives into sustainability, history, and the greatest architects of our time. It offers audiences a range of fascinating ‘must-watch’ options from feature length films to television series; short series; Shelter Originals; and premium magazine video content from iconic brands Dwell and green magazine. Shelter also has a range of flexible subscription options, with a 12 month subscription now available. 

As we near the end of 2021, Shelter has a number of architectural and design escapes on hand, ready to inspire for the new year. 

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First up for Shelter in November is the sixth and final episode of INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 2

After exploring five uniquely Australian buildings and the creative minds behind them, INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE finishes with the Byron St Studio. 

Showcasing how much can be achieved with just 58 square meters, Bryon St Studio is a masterclass in utilising architecture to maximise the liveability of a space. 

Owner and cabinet maker Martin Johnston, in collaboration with Justin Twohill of Büro Two Architecture, designed and built the space for his young family, close to the river and sea in Byron Bay. 

Merging a range of Johnston’s stylistic preferences, Bryon St Studio brings a classic Australian mid-century design into the now, while retaining its historical ethos. 

Into the Infinite: ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY comes to Shelter

From optimising space in the home, next we go to the space of the infinite, and a man’s quest to explore and understand the magic of spiritual spaces. 

ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY follow’s filmmaker Christoph Schaub’s journey and fascination with sacred buildings. 

Joined by architects Peter Zumthor, Peter Märkli & Álvaro Siza Vieira, artists James Turrell & Cristina Iglesias and drummer virtuoso Jojo Mayer; Schaub delves into the spiritual life of architecture and the fine arts, and how these spaces are far more than just church buildings. 

Screening at 15 film festivals worldwide, and winner of Best Essay – Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Canada (2020) – ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY is a true journey through Schaub’s lifetime fascination of sacred spaces. 

Bite-size architectural visions of the future:
PLANET HOME Season 2 – AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

After exploring the spiritual connections between architecture and higher meaning, next see how architecture can solve problems of the future, with PLANET HOME Season 2. 

With the Glasgow Climate Change Conference just around the corner, season 2 of PLANET HOME dives into the homes of inspired people who already live in a sustainable world. 

Whether lost in the woods or on an heavenly island, ecological habitats are constantly renewing themselves throughout the globe. This series joins the pioneers who are looking for solutions to protect our natural resources and allow as many people as possible to access new houses built according to flawless and visionary ecological norms.

As we enter inside their daily life and homes, PLANET HOME explores how these people are creating a sustainable tomorrow: through the technological excellence of a location, an architect’s crazy ideas, or a family’s new lifestyle. 

Across 20 episodes the series tours a wide range of incredible living designs, from a camouflage house in the Dutch town of Huizen; to a French Yurt in Corrèze; an eco-friendly house that rebels against traditional construction modes in Tijuana; the Soneva Kiri Hotel in Thailand, that seamlessly blends high-end tourism and the natural environment; and to Wolwedans: ecological & comfortable lodges that are perfectly integrated to their Namibian surroundings. 

Designing the very best: DESIGN TOUCH Season 2

And finally for Shelter this month is a touch of luxury, with the second season of DESIGN TOUCH. 

Follow the designers, architects and fashion designers on a tour around their lofts, castles and country houses; some of the most stunning homes the world has to offer. See dream homes, guest houses and boutique hotels from all over the continent.

Explore inside a Venetian Palazzo; a stilt house on Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland; Parisian maisons & hôtels big and small; a Sydney restaurant with the very best view of the Quay; and the delightful guesthouse of Chef Francis Mallman in Uruguay. 

A blend of architecture, interior design and culinary delights, DESIGN TOUCH is the perfect travel-tease, as the world begins to reopen once again. 

NEW TO SHELTER IN NOVEMBER: 

  • INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE SEASON 2

Episode 6: Byron St Studio (15 mins) AUS 2021 (Available from November 1 Worldwide)

This house shows what can be achieved in just 58 square meters. Designed for second-generation cabinet maker Martin Johnston and his young family, the house merges many of the clients stylistic preferences, including the classic Queenslander and the mid-century fibro fishing shack.

Architect: Justin Twohill – Büro Two Architecture

  • ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY (90 Mins) Switzerland 2019 (Available from November 8 Worldwide – excluding NZ & SWITZ)

Director Christoph Schaub expands his field beyond the seeing and explaining of buildings to deal with a very specific aspect of the effects of space – which is transcendence. He guides the viewer through created spaces, art, music and nature, where transcendence can be felt and experienced.

Screening at 15 film festivals worldwide, and winner of Best Essay – Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Canada (2020) – ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY is a true journey through Schaub’s lifetime fascination of sacred spaces. 

  • PLANET HOME: Season 2 (20 x 26mins) – France 2016 – AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE (Available from October 15 worldwide – excluding Latin America, Germany, Poland, Austria)

PLANET HOME Season 2 continues to highlight buildings for the future. The stories are grounded in the architecture and the exemplary nature of the sites discovered. Beyond just buildings, these places house people who are just as inspiring in matters of sustainable development. 

Whether highlighting the technological excellence of a location, an architect’s innovative ideas, or a family’s new lifestyle, PLANET HOME is the only documentary series, which offers a map of ecological and sustainable habitats throughout the world.

Whether lost in the woods or on an heavenly island, ecological habitats are constantly renewing themselves throughout the globe. Many pioneers are looking for solutions to protect our natural resources and allow as many people as possible to access these new houses built according to flawless and visionary ecological norms.

This 20 part series highlights buildings for the future, and discovers a range of ecological and sustainable habitats from across the globe.

  • DESIGN TOUCH: Season 2 (15 x 26 mins) – France 2018 – (Available October 22 Worldwide)

In season 2 of DESIGN TOUCH, designers, architects and fashion designers take us on tours around their lofts, castles and country houses. See dream homes, guest houses and boutique hotels from all over Europe.

About Shelter

Shelter is a premium streaming service bringing you the world’s finest films about architecture & design. 

Showcasing award winning feature films, episodic series and shorts, along with dedicated channels such as the Michael Blackwood Architecture Collection, The Design Emotive, Never Too Small, Dwell and green magazine. 

Shelter’s curated film library will keep you entertained, creative and inspired. 

  • Learn from the great Starchitects such as John Lautner, Harry Seidler, Tadao Ando, Kevin Roche and Alvaro Size Vieira
  • Delve into small space living with titles like Tiny, Shipping Home, Small is Beautiful, Never Too Small and Microtopia
  • Explore sustainable solutions with Ever the Land, A Simpler Way, Life Off Grid, Living the Change and The Mill 

Handpicked for you by the team at Shelter, no algorithms here. No ads either.

Shelter also brings you exclusive Shelter Originals that you won’t find anywhere else, such as popular debut series Inspired Architecture.

Each instalment of Inspired Architecture is small but perfectly formed.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

And because our planet is the home we all share, Shelter plants a tree for every subscriber, every month.

Get Inspired Now. 

Streaming Shelter just got even easier: new TV Apps, new mobile apps & web platform.

Streaming with Shelter is now even easier, with the release of the Shelter TV apps for Apple TV, Google TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Available now, along with new Mobile apps for iOS and Android and a new web platform. 

Shelter is proud to be partnered with Vimeo to bring these new apps and features to our subscribers.

The apps are free to download, and are poised to enhance the Shelter viewing experience. 

And for new subscribers, you can now watch two full episodes of Shelter Originals for free on the shelter app or via the web.  Episodes include INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 1, Episode 1: Permanent Camping and ARCHITECTURE ON THE EDGE Episode 1: Nishizawa House. 

Shelter Gives Back

Shelter has partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects for every paid subscriber each month we plant a native tree through our certified not for profit reforestation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects, who reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year in some of the most impoverished and environmentally devastated regions of the world.

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