Building the Dream
Series two of the Australian architecture show presented by Peter Maddison begins with the design and construction of a 1960s-inspired home in the beachside suburb of Brighton, Melbourne
Peter Maddison meets retired engineer Bernie Ryan, who plans to use an eccentric, industrial design, a minimal budget and a cowboy attitude to build a new home in Paynesville, Victoria
Peter Maddison meets Anne and Michael Potter, who plan to build a modern version of a retro home, featuring curved steel and walls of glass, overlooking the harbour in Sydney's Five Dock.
Rod Moore and Di Foggo are food fans, immersed in the holistic, back-to-nature lifestyle of Kyneton, an intimate country town in Victoria famous for its fresh produce and historic architecture.
Peter Maddison meets Daniel Leipnik and Andrew Preston, who plan to build a slick, pavilion-style home, huddled around a pool and propped up by poles on a coastal hillside outside Cairns.
Peter Maddison meets Michael and Sandy Rutledge, who plan to build a home that is a combination of Old World European and sleek, contemporary style at Gladysdale, east of Melbourne
In Adelaide, Mike Dare appoints himself architect, engineer and project manager as he sets about creating a home supported by water tanks with the roof acting like a giant funnel
Peter Maddison meets Laurie Smith and Renee Hoareau, who plan to build a cube-shaped home of steel, stone and glass where they can create and display their artworks at Yellingbo, Victoria
For adventurous, outdoorsy couple Greg Kay and Trish Knight, their current house on Hobart's exclusive Battery Point waterfront is in the perfect spot, so they didn't want to go far
Peter Maddison meets Edd and Amanda Williams from Steels Creek in Victoria, who plan to build a robust concrete bunker that would be embedded in the landscape and safe from bushfires