What’s new to Shelter this October

Inspired Architecture

Shelter – the premium streaming service for architecture and design

SHELTER is the home of inspiring design and architecture content.

The global streaming service’s content encompasses everything from stories of design, to deep dives into sustainability, history, and the greatest architects of our time. It offers audiences a range of fascinating ‘must-watch’ options from feature length films to television series; short series; Shelter Originals; and premium magazine video content from iconic brands Dwell and green magazine. Shelter also has a range of flexible subscription options, with a 12 month subscription now available. 

Shelter is on hand to pierce through the malaise of lockdown, with the release of brand new Shelter TV & Mobile apps, a new web platform, Shelter Channels and the Worldwide Premiere of INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 2

After an award-winning first season, INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE is back and even more spectacular. 

Following in the footsteps of Season one and the spin-off PERMANENT CAMPING 2, INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE’s sophomore season explores another six uniquely Australian buildings and the creative minds behind them. 

These inspirational structures creatively fuse cutting-edge designs into their natural surroundings. 

From classic Mediterranean-inspired architecture on the Bangalley Headland; to reimagining a classic Australian Queenslander out of the ashes; to a bespoke build capturing the stunning views of Wallis Lake on the NSW Mid-North Coast; INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE profiles the journey behind these incredible homes.  

Each episode includes interviews with the architects and their commissioning clients, cinematically shot and crafted by award-winning filmmaker Jim Lounsbury (The Meaning of Vanlife).

Featuring Architects Rob Brown, Harley Graham, Pam “PJ” Deasy, Verity Nunan, Matt Elkan, Mathew Woodward, and Justin Twohill, INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 2 will invite you into some of the most stunning homes in Australia. 

Win a Luxury Off-Grid Experience – 2 Nights at Permanent Camping, Mudgee

A place to breathe, create, be.

To celebrate the release of INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 2 we are giving away two nights accommodation at Permanent Camping in Mudgee, NSW.

Permanent Camping featured in the debut episode of INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 1 on Shelter, and has gone on to screen at multiple film festivals around the world such as the World Architecture Festival, in Barcelona.

To enter the giveaway, simply click here and tell us what the most inspiring piece of architecture is to you – it could be any scale or style, from anywhere in the world – we just want to hear what you find inspirational about it. 

This giveaway is open to all new and existing subscribers. Please note, travel is not included in the prize and dates will be determined between the winner and host.

Rob Brown from Casey Brown Architecture, the architect behind Permanent Camping in Mudgee will decide on the winner, announcements to be made via email and socials. 

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Streaming Shelter just got even easier: new TV Apps, new mobile apps & web platform.

Shelter is thrilled to announce the release of the Shelter TV apps for Apple TV, Google TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Available from October 1, along with new Mobile apps for iOS and Android and a new web platform. 

Shelter is proud to be partnered with Vimeo to bring these new apps and features to our subscribers.

The apps are free to download, and are poised to enhance the Shelter viewing experience. 

And for new subscribers, you can now watch two full episodes of Shelter Originals for free on the shelter app or via the web.  Episodes include INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE Season 1, Episode 1: Permanent Camping and ARCHITECTURE ON THE EDGE Episode 1: Nishizawa House, available from October 1. 

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Not sure where to start? Try one of our new Channels

With over 300 hours of content on Shelter to select from, knowing what to start watching can be a tough dilemma. 

But fret not, launching this October are the specially curated Shelter Channels. 

A quick way to dive into the content on Shelter, Channels are a convenient way to keep up to date with new content, as it’s released. 

Shelter is proud to continue its long-running partnership with Dwell and green magazine, and will see dedicated Channels for the stunning magazine content from October 1. 

Also new to Channels this October we have NEVER TOO SMALL, a series of short episodes dedicated to beautifully and cleverly designed small spaces. 

With over 20 new episodes to sink into, NEVER TOO SMALL explores a selection of remarkable small spaces across the globe, and talks to architects about the ideas, philosophies and stories behind the designs.

Continuing the theme of efficient interiors, October also sees the release of THE DESIGN EMOTIVE. A series dedicated to homes and designs that embrace the ideas of simplicity and minimalism, and the impact great design can have on you and your life.

Featuring a wide range of homes, from apartments to house extensions, tiny homes, cabins, beach houses; and everything in between. All of these homes and designs share an approach to simplicity and minimalism. However, it doesn’t mean that minimalists necessarily live in these homes.

And for those looking to delve into longer-form stories of architecture and design, we have THE MICHAEL BLACKWOOD ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION. 

A new Shelter Channel this October, The MICHAEL BLACKWOOD ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION adds over 20 feature-length award-winning documentaries to Shelter.  

With documentary features dating back to the 1960s, Blackwood’s filmmaking seeks to not ‘compete with the art itself,’ but to provide the audience with ‘intimate access to the artist or subject in an uncompromised fashion.’

Inducted as a fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians in 2017 and awarded the Prix d’Honneur from FILAF / Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film in 2019, Blackwood’s documentaries are ‘a fusion of images and journalism,’ that set out to create a permanent record of some of the leading figures in the cultural landscape.

Adding over 50 new episodes of architecture and design content, more than 20 feature films and over 30 hours of new content, Channels are available from October 1.

New to Shelter in October


Episode 1: Bangalley (15 mins) AUS 2021 (Available from October 1)

A home inspired by its location, perched on a rising monolithic headland of sandstone and shale, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean just north of Sydney in the beachside suburb of Avalon. Bangalley was designed to respond to this dramatic environment with a rustic rugged exterior and a raw but highly crafted interior.

Architect: Rob Brown – Casey Brown Architecture

Episode 2: Phoenix House (15 mins) AUS 2021 (Available from October 4)

What happens when an architect designs their own home? Phoenix house is the story of architect Harley Graham coming back to his roots to honour the classic Australian Queenslander. Raised from the ashes of a dilapidated hardwood frame and reconfigured to suit the needs of a modern day family in Byron Bay, NSW.

Architects: Harley Graham & Verity Nunan – HGA

Episode 3: Ozone House (15 mins) AUS 2021 (Available from October 11)

Tucked away in what is otherwise suburban Freshwater, Ozone House is built on the footings of the previous cottage and sits above the earth wherever it overhangs the footprint of the old. The house steps in and out amongst the existing trees on the site so that they could be retained, engaging with the landscape on all sides. It works efficiently with the climate to avoid the need for air conditioning, and by reusing all its roof water in the house. 

Architect: Matt Elkan – Matt Elkan Architect

Episode 4: Pine Springs (15 mins) AUS 2021 (Available from October 18)

Born out of the client’s desire for a contemporary take on the ‘modernist box’ he so keenly admired. A coincidental encounter at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017, founded a fortuitous union of client and architect, bound by a shared interest and passion for mid-century design. The brief for the new home in Ballina, NSW was to provide a private escape, away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney where the client had spent his working life.

Architects: Pam “PJ” Deasy & Harley Graham – HGA 

Episode 5: Wallis Lake House (15 mins) AUS 2021 (Available from October 25)

Situated to command box-seat viewing to Wallis Lake on the NSW Mid-North Coast. Whether it’s the lake-glass of sunset pinks, the salt spray ocean mists rolling over the Booti Booti National Park, or the expanse of sky horizons with Australian bush foreground, the house is designed to capture it all.

Architects: Matthew Woodward, Callum Eve, Patrick Maitland, Nicholas Papas – Matthew Woodward Architecture

Episode 6: Byron St Studio (15 mins) AUS 2021 (Available from November 1)

This house shows what can be achieved in just 58 square meters. Designed for second-generation cabinet maker Martin Johnston and his young family, the house merges many of the clients stylistic preferences, including the classic Queenslander and the mid-century fibro fishing shack. With the client designing and making all cabinetry and furniture throughout the home. 

Architect: Justin Twohill – Büro Two Architecture

NEVER TOO SMALL – AUS 2020 / 2021 (Available from October 1) 

‘If it’s well designed, it doesn’t feel smaller.”

A series dedicated to beautifully and cleverly designed small spaces, NEVER TOO SMALL explores the magic of making the most with minimal area. 

Addressing the rapid globalization of urban areas, and the demand for compact and affordable living spaces, the series travels across the globe to find the most economical small homes. 

With more than 20 bite-sized episodes to watch, NEVER TOO SMALL engages with the architects behind the spaces, to examine the ideas, philosophies and stories behind their designs.

“This hit Australian show presents a vision of our housing future” – The Guardian

THE DESIGN EMOTIVE – AUS 2019 – 2021 (Available from October 1)

A series dedicated to showing homes and designs that embrace the ideas of simplicity and minimalism, and the impact great design can have on you and your life.

Featured new homes, apartments, house extensions, tiny homes, cabins, beach houses; and everything in between. What these homes and designs share is an approach to simplicity and minimalism. However, it doesn’t mean that minimalists necessarily live in these homes.

Simplicity and minimalist design gives you space to breathe, gives you moments of relaxation and has the ability to calm you. It can also bring you a sense of delight, and provide simple moments of pleasure and joy.

New to Shelter Channels, THE DESIGN EMOTIVE features over 30 short episodes that take you inside an eclectic range of Australian minimalist spaces. 


New to Shelter Channels this October, The MICHAEL BLACKWOOD ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION adds over 20 feature-length award-winning documentaries to Shelter.  

With documentary features dating back to the 1960s, Blackwood’s filmmaking seeks to not ‘compete with the art itself,’ but to provide the audience with ‘intimate access to the artist or subject in an uncompromised fashion.’


A DAY WITH ZAHA HADID (57 mins) USA 2004 

While guiding us through her retrospective exhibition “Zaha Hadid Has Arrived”, the renowned architect recalls her career from its beginning, discussing her education, inspiration and technique. The exhibition, located at The MAK in Vienna, features a new sculpture from Hadid entitled “Ice Storm” that serves as the centerpiece of the show and captures her sleek signature. From her famed Bergisel Ski Jump to Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Hadid’s architectural resume shines in its diversity and exploration. A Day with Zaha Hadid reviews Hadid’s work of the last decade and celebrates her perpetually modern and daring designs. 


Portugal’s renowned architect reviews his work with architectural historian Kenneth Frampton as they tour fifteen projects, including the Serralves Museum and the Aveiro University Library. Siza discusses his approach to architecture with Frampton, explaining that it is centered around the idea that the setting of a building is integral to its design and that a structure’s design should reinforce its surroundings by both enhancing and highlighting its potential. 


FRANK GEHRY: AN ARCHITECTURE OF JOY illustrates the unique intertwining of art and architecture throughout Gehry’s spectacularly aeclectic career. In this portrait, Gehry explores his work of the 1990’s including The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, as well as his first European commission, the EMR Communication and Technology Center in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. Seeing himself as an artist first, Gehry discusses his early relationships in the art world and how sculpture, painting and small scale work has influenced his architectural style. Like Rauschenberg, Johns, and Warhol, he has introduced “bad taste” into his concepts, while keeping himself outside of the contemporary dialogue between modernism and post-modernism. He has translated the vocabulary of contemporary art into an architectural language of his own, disobeying the rules of his profession and questioning its historic conventions.


As an architect, educator, and philosopher, Louis Kahn played a prominent role in the history of 20th century architecture. An examination of six of his most significant buildings gives insight to his unique vision: The Salk Institute in La Jolla; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth; the Center for British Art in New Haven; the library at Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire; the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and the Parliament Buildings of Bangladesh in Dhaka.

The visits to the sites are enhanced with historic footage and sound recordings of Kahn.

(Winner Prix du Meilleur Portrait, Festival International du Film Sur L’Art 1998)


When the Tuscan city of Pisa commissioned David Chipperfield to create a master plan that would bring new vitality to this historic place on the Arno, an exhibition of a selection of work produced by him in the last 25 years was also invited. Chipperfield chose “Form Matters” as a title for the exhibition, as ‘Form’ and ‘Matter’ are all-important key elements of the language of architecture. We asked him to lead the way through the models, drawings and photographs to explain his designs, which were realized all-over Europe, China, Japan, the United States and Mexico and to give us an accounting of his creative direction at each stop.

About Shelter

Shelter is a premium streaming service bringing you the world’s finest films about architecture & design. 

Showcasing award winning feature films, episodic series and shorts, along with dedicated channels such as the Michael Blackwood Architecture Collection, The Design Emotive, Never Too Small, Dwell and green magazine. 

Shelter’s curated film library will keep you entertained, creative and inspired. 

Learn from the great Starchitects such as John Lautner, Harry Seidler, Tadao Ando, Kevin Roche and Alvaro Size Vieira

Delve into small space living with titles like Tiny, Shipping Home, Small is Beautiful, Never Too Small and Microtopia

Explore sustainable solutions with Ever the Land, A Simpler Way, Life Off Grid, Living the Change and The Mill 

Handpicked for you by the team at Shelter, no algorithms here. No ads either.

Shelter also brings you exclusive Shelter Originals that you won’t find anywhere else, such as popular debut series Inspired Architecture.

Each instalment of Inspired Architecture is small but perfectly formed.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

And because our planet is the home we all share, Shelter plants a tree for every subscriber, every month.

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Shelter Gives Back

Shelter has partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects for every paid subscriber each month we plant a native tree through our certified not for profit reforestation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects, who reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year in some of the most impoverished and environmentally devastated regions of the world.

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