The History of Home
Unlock the door to an entertaining journey around the world to explore the past, present, and future of what makes our houses homes.
From the treetop nests of our 2-million-year-old relatives, to dank, fire-lit caves, from luxurious castles to the eco-homes of tommorrow - the history of humankind is deeply intertwined with the story of where, how, and why we build our homes. Throughout history, houses have varied drastically in function, scope, size, and design. Different forms reflected the society that built them, and styles were dictated by climate, available materials and technology mastery. As shelter evolved, the blueprints of our houses transitioned from communal halls into multi-roomed mansions. This series will discover the surprising histories and mysteries behind every room, and detail how these new spaces defined life, class, and culture.
Europe excluding UK, Ireland, Nordics, France, Benelux
Middle East and North Africa
The Foundations of Home - Structure and Shelter
The History of Home is a story that is ever-changing, constantly being renovated and built upon. As homes changed, so too did our lives.
The Hall, The Kitchen, The Dining Room, The Living Room
Now that we've reviewed the fundamentals of shelter - the fascinating past, present, and future of materials - it's time to step over the threshold and find out who is home. These are the rooms that sustain us, entertain us, and define us.
The Second Story - Private Life
In the final episode, we will focus on private life by exploring the history of three rooms; the study, the bedroom, and the bathroom.
Original TitleThe History of Home
Length3 x 60' (ENG, GER)
Film bySarah V. Burns
RightsEurope excluding UK, Ireland, Nordics, France, Benelux; Middle East and North Africa, Greater China, Japan