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Living With The Future - Series 1 (2007) [PDTV]
Series in which Simon Davis discovers the best in British contemporary architecture. If you like Grand Designs, you can be pretty sure to like this. There is some seriously cool houses on show.
Living with the Future is a television documentary series first broadcast on 15 January 2007 on BBC Four. It is a follow-up series to Living with Modernism, also on BBC Four.
In this series, buildings have been constructed in the last few years and often rely on cutting-edge materials. Each episode, presenter Simon Davis visits the owners of a private house, then stays the weekend so he can comment on what the building is like to actually live in.
Episode 1 - Skywood
Air Date: 15th January 2007
(Architect/Owner: Graham Phillips - CEO, Foster and Partners) 250 m²
Simon Davis finds out what it's like to live in a futuristic minimalist house. He visits Skywood, the family home of Graham Philips, chief executive of Foster and Partners. Simon discovers how to live in a geometrically pure cube where there are no door handles, light switches are hidden and the bedrooms are surrounded by curtains of glass. However, Graham's children may not be able to convince Simon that living in a concrete and glass box is as much fun for teenagers.
Episode 2 - Quay House
Air Date: 22nd January 2007
(Architect/Owners: Ken Taylor & Julia Mannheim - Quay2c) 1000 m²
Simon travels to Peckham in London, where he spends the weekend with Ken Taylor and his partner Julia Manheim who have taken the idea of working from home to a new level, as their architecture and design practice is in the middle of their house. The house is a former milk depot, and Ken and Julia have preserved the industrial heritage of the building by recycling many of the original construction materials.
Episode 3 - Drop House
Air Date: 29th January 2007
(Architect: Anthony Hudson & Sarah Featherstone)
Simon spends the weekend in a 21st Century suburban villa, in the unlikely setting of a new development of executive homes near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire. John and Bola Bolger wanted to escape from the confines of living with a fake Georgian reproduction and live a more modern life in a house designed by Hudson Featherstone Architects. Simon is intrigued by the unusual two-storey egg shape that dominates the house.
Episode 4 - Tilty Barn
Air Date: 5th February 2007
(Architect: John Pawson) 440 m²
Simon visits an Essex barn conversion with a difference, owned by photographer Fi McGhee, who wanted a combination of traditional home with a modern interior for her children and her horse. Minimalist architect John Pawson oversaw the renovation of the 18th century barn and the interior design using a Japanese-inspired philosophy of pure simplicity along with swathes of concrete and glass.
Episode 5 - BV House
Air Date: 12th February 2007
(Architect: Farjadi Architects)
Simon spends the weekend with Gerald and Linda Hitman, property developers who wanted the ultimate contemporary rural villa. They hired Iranian architects Farajadi and Farjadi to build The Old Zoo - a modern day manor house on the side of the Ribble Valley in Lancashire. While the house is unashamedly modern it has a traditional twist, being clad entirely in thatch.
Episode 6 - Paxton House
Air Date: 19th February 2007
(Architects: Richard Paxton Architects)
Simon is in north London to see the house of architects Richard and Heidi Paxton. Shoe-horned into a Victorian mews on the site of an old car workshop, the house is almost invisible from the street. Inside it's high tech heaven, with a swimming pool in the living room, lighting and heating controlled by a central computer and an enormous sliding glass roof bringing football stadium technology to a family home.
All episodes are capped by Murray33 (M33) to roughly the following encoding specs:
=== File Information ===
Duration: 00:29:00 (43,549 fr)
File Size: 231 MB (or 237,308 KB or 243,003,392 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 982 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.159 bits/pixel
Resolution: 672x368 (1.83:1) [=42:23]
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR
Massive thanks to Murray33 (M33) for capping the whole series.
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PS The series that preceeded this (Living with Modernism) is currently missing episode 3 i think so if anybody happens to have it, as all the rest seem to have been capped by the same person, please share :)
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