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Kidd Pivot
Part of the Series: Freedom
Crystal Pite is the one-woman dynamo behind Vancouver-based dance company, Kidd Pivot. She has taken the art of dance into the realm of theatre with dramatic and comedic twists and turns. A very accomplished dancer in her own right, Crystal…
French Flavour - Acadian To New Orleans
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
French inspired homes in New Orleans and Acadia. #1. Frank Masson takes us on a tour of Creole Cottage in the French Quarter of New Orleans. #2. Architect Ron Blitch's Acadian-inspired home outside New Orleans. #3. An Acadian homestead in…
Post-Modernism
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
An eclectic assortment without formal rules, post modernism allows for a look backward while taking a giant step forward. Designers return to some traditional elements that were thrown out by modernists, but they inject individuality and even humour into their…
Classically Georgian
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
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 as in the American South. In Canada, we find early…
Farmhouse Design
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
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 homestead, a Southern Ontario farmhouse, and a ranch home near…
Victorian Era
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
The last half of the nineteenth century was rich in decorative architectural styles, originating in Britain. We trace the roots of the Queen Anne, Italianate and Gothic Revival styles in Britain and visit a historic home built during the time…
Rubberbandance
Part of the Series: Freedom
This innovative company is the brainchild of choreographer/dancer Victor Quijada, who has successfully melded his love of hip hop with classical ballet to create a dance form that is as much at home on the street as it is on…
Architects Retreats
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
How do architects go about creating a retreat for themselves? With a combination of knowledge and years of experience that results in a home worth retreating to. An exclusive look at three architects' ideas of perfect serenity. Sweet Pond, Architect…
Art Deco / Art Moderne
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
Art Deco and Moderne originated in Europe and were marked by stylized ornamental detailing. We will visit homes that stand as works of art, featuring mosaics, detailed metalworks magnificent stained glass. Only a few homes in Canada including Ottawa's French…
House And Garden
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
The garden is resurging as an essential component to making a home complete. The Grey Walls in East Lothian Scotland, by architect Edward Luytens and gardens by Gertrude Jeckle, is a traditional garden house transformed into a luxury hotel. Architect…
Minimal To The Max
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
A look at several minimalist designs executed with extraordinary results. #1. John Patkau's award-winning Barnes residence in Nanaimo, British Columbia. #2. Spanish Architect Carlos Ferrater's modern minimalist gem in Madrid. #3. Architect Ignacio Vicens award-winning minimalist geometric design in Madrid.…
Arts & Crafts
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
We look at the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the imprint he left on residential architecture in North America. We consider why he is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, and visit one of the…
Modernism
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
This program takes apart the broad term "modern". We review the origins of modern styles that strip away artifice and take residential architecture in a new direction of flat roofs, straight lines and walls of glass. From the first designs…
Official Residences
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
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 Commons and Stornoway, the residence of the Leader of the…
Yasmina Ramzy
Part of the Series: Freedom
Yasmina Ramzy, has the distinction of being Canada's top Belly Dance choreographer. Her dance company, Arabesque, has toured extensively across Canada and internationally. She has managed to fuse the ancient dance art with contemporary esthetics, all the while re- shaping…
Home Office
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
A look at the challenge of creating both a commercial and a residential space, combined in one. #1. Architect Peter Romaniuk's London renovation above his wife's florist shop. #2. Architect Murray Croteau's alley home in downtown Toronto. #3. This 'cortijo'…
Exclusive Neighbourhoods
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
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 from various British homes are used to give context to…
The Gothic Revival
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
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 lived architectural styles in Canada. We discover three very different…
Rethinking the Apartment
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
With new innovative designs, including 2-storey units, the reinvented high-rise is changing the face of cities. The Glassworks, by architect Barry J. Hobin, is a loft-style condominium containing 31 units in a prime Ottawa location. MVRDV designed the Silodam, which…
Castles
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1999
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 magnificent Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, B.C. A modern-day castle…