There is also a visit to the Sussex countryside and a tree-house that hovers among the trees. The lorries were precisely loaded so that each piece was unloaded in the correct order for the build. The stringent requirements of the planning department meant that the local company hired to fabricate and build the studio had to plan with military precision. Kris photographed the flocks of oystercatchers that swoop over the estuary and digitally traced their outlines onto the wooden floor tiles. One of the reasons the pair moved to the town was because of the stunning panoramic vistas of the coast.
The hexagon theme of HiveHaus even continues to the bathroom which features hexagonal tiles on its walls and floor. And George heads to Kew Gardens, looking for some inspiration for his tree-house project. As George Clarke completes his review of five years of Amazing Spaces, he reflects on the incredible things it's possible to build in the humble back garden: from a cliff-top stargazing retreat to a glorious garden room made from a derelict swimming pool, and the country's most multi-functional shed. For Laura Heath, her family home is somewhat extraordinary. George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. And George and Will Hardie want to build a gravity-defying, rotating home inspired by vintage sci-fi comics.
There is also a master craftsman in Devon making an eco-friendly luxury treehouse complete with sauna, spiral staircase and even a slide. In Derbyshire, 14-year-old architect Fran is using her savings to create a hangout den in an old horsebox, and in Tokyo George finds a tiny house that turns out to be pretty big. Isle of Wight, Bembridge 01983 770177;. Etching one, two or three floor blocks at a time, Laura could then place them carefully, arranging them in the form of a flock, flying from the entrance door across to the far corner of the studio. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
In New Zealand, George visits a hilltop beach house overlooking the Pacific with the most decadent bath he has ever seen. All the wall panels exceeded current insulation requirements in order to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. This low cost housing solution has a lot of potential and to prove it, the designer remortgaged his house and built the first for his family home which can be expanded with more modules over time. This time he focuses on how nature and architecture can work harmoniously together in the glorious world of cabins in the wild. There's a mountain-top ski lodge in Italy only accessible by helicopter; a hobbit-inspired cob house in Oxfordshire built for only ú150; and a concrete dome-home built under a man-made hill in a Texan hurricane valley.
He even tries making a few of his own. And with Mark at work, she also makes a start on the timber frame. The wilderness cabin is also revealed in all its glory. And to keep costs down the couple are doing this the old fashioned way - digging it all by hand and shovel. In the opening episode, George meets a pair of newlyweds who traded in a luxury honeymoon to spend the money on an old army truck they plan to transform into a mobile holiday home. George meets airline enthusiast Vince, who bought a cockpit from a passenger jet for a bargain £750. Hexagons to me are a far more practical and aesthetically pleasing shape than the often sought after circular or rounded rooms seen in modern architecture programs such as Grand Designs.
Hexagon modules have been used to great effect in the HiveHaus allowing a house with a small floor space to feel incredibly spacious. George and Will's futuristic rotating home takes a giant leap forward. The Italian road trip visits a stunning treehouse in an olive grove, while George and Will's home-made wilderness lodge starts to take shape, with the roof ready to be installed. George's Italian road trip takes him to a traditional old village, where he discovers the most modern of houses with an extraordinary design featuring a floating swimming pool. . Architect George Clarke shows how such big dreams can be achieved in small and affordable places. Likewise the living space feels more cosy and communal as seating in a many-faceted room tends to point inwards.
The pair plan a build a ship-wreck themed house made from timber. George is determined to change Sam's life by designing a fully accessible mobile home, allowing him to move freely inside as well as taking it on the road to travel the country. Every corner of the space, including the echo chamber and lunar landscape floor is designed to challenge the mind, the body and hopefully extend your life. In my opinion HiveHaus should have either tried to retain an industrial appearance and made these bolts a contrasting colour so as not to try and hide them or to try and achieve a minimalistic look by finding an alternative seamless solution. Ceiling-mounted electrical sockets enable equipment like microwave kilns, sewing machines and laptops to be plugged in without dangerous trailing wires. The studio was manufactured off-site, delivered and simply slotted together like a big 3D jigsaw on-site. For example a hexagonal bedroom is perfect as the honeycomb shape allows the bed to be positioned in the middle of the room with the spaces on either side tapering in to allow access without wasting space.
To save space sliding doors have been used between modules and circular skylight have been incorporated into every module giving the house an almost futuristic, Star Wars feel. Get new CoolStays delivered to your inbox. This episode features some of the youngest small space designers around. George looks back over some of the best off-grid projects from Amazing Spaces: from a wooden yurt in a Devonshire quarry, to a medieval summerhouse in a suburban Kent garden made out of cob. He's hired precision engineer Stu to transform it into a summerhouse. They also plan to integrate a small hideout area at the back.
In Suffolk, Neil Stebbings is looking to create a multi-purpose super den complete with an incredible floor that turns into a roof terrace and a concealed pool table. Accommodation includes options such as gypsy caravans, , tipis, yurts, tents and ; luxury and cave houses; cool conversions such as planes, trains, , buses, churches, , and deluxe beach huts; as well as the coolest quintessential , ,. The wooden ark is to be built on this steep hill, which has a 40 degrees inclination and this in itself George claimed will not only be tricky but costly too. Jan wants George and Will's help to bring the caravan to life. Removing the first tonne of soil Mark said was the easy part as it was just soil. The door designs feature steel reinforced cores, a high level of security as well as high levels of insulation, with a U value of 1.
Ellie bought herself a 1970s double-decker bus, with her heart set on turning it into a luxury mobile home. George looks back across five series of Amazing Spaces and the incredible works of engineering people have achieved with their vehicles - from the scrap Learjet turned into a luxury garden studio to the restoration of the only surviving British mobile cinema truck. Make the most of the location with the hut's beach table, barbecue, bikes, deck chairs and beach games. The display wires suspend beautiful shaped and textured branches, which are used to display small objects or works in progress. George meets an old friend in Norfolk who sees the potential in the most unpromising of spaces - an old sewage works. This time, he celebrates the Best of British and Britain's rich history and traditions, including a pair of bunkers from World War Two in a Surrey garden, and a Victorian railway carriage containing rare mahogany from the 1600s. Where to countdown George Clarke's Amazing Spaces air dates? On his Italian road trip, George discovers a spectacular house made almost entirely out of glass near Lake Lugano, and at the wilderness retreat, he and Will struggle to get the walls right.