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Title Grand Designs: River Thames - Series 12, Ep 4 of 8
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (8 min. 45 sec.) ; 52422751 bytes
Series Grand Designs ; Series 12, Episode 4
Summary Modern architecture fanatics Lysette and Nigel Offley attempt to build a dramatic new cutting-edge home smack bang in the middle of a Thames riverside community dominated by expensive traditional houses. It is a battle not only against their indignant neighbours, but also the river itself.Most people would be delighted to live in a charming old boathouse by the Thames, but not Lysette and Nigel. Their first instinct was to knock the whole thing down and start again with a contemporary home designed by Lysette's ex-husband.The design of Lysette and Nigel's house is inspired by the river, with waves and curves, and a huge glass porthole of a roof light. But just a few weeks into their project, having knocked down the original boat house, the problems begin. Lysette and Nigel can't find a contractor willing to tackle the difficulties of building over the water, their architect, Lysette's ex-husband, unexpectedly leaves, and the costs come in much higher than anticipated. Lysette and Nigel suddenly find themselves stuck renting for months on end, with designs for a beautiful house they don't have enough money to build and no one to build it!PRODUCTION DETAILS:Written and presented by Kevin McCloud. Series Producers: Mike Ratcliffe and John Lonsdale. Executive Producer: Fiona Caldwell
Event Broadcast 2013-06-30 at 19:40:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Architecture, Domestic.
Dwellings -- Design and construction.
Riverside architecture.
England -- Oxfordshire.
Form Streaming video
Author McCloud, Kevin, host
Lysette, fanatics, contributor
Offley, Nigel, contributor