The Perfect Home: Episode 1
The Perfect Home is a documentary series with three 47 minute episodes commissioned by Channel 4 based on the book “The Architecture of Happiness” by Alain de Botton. In the series, Alain explores the importance of innovations in residential architecture. He offers criticism of modern developments that build in an idealized fake heritage styles he refers to as pastiche.
This first episode looks at how the current status quo in came to be where volume builders are typically building houses with architectural styles harking back to pre-industrial eras such as mock Tudor, neo-Georgian and mock country cottage façades.