What’s new to Shelter: Enjoy the world premiere of Tiny Spaces

Delve off the grid and into rural Victoria, and go inside the beautifully remote, intimate and simple shelters of Tiny Spaces.

This exclusive to Shelter series looks into four unique small houses that blend clever architecture with absolute minimalism in unity with the native bushland.

From a 100-year old renovation of a Tobacco Kiln amongst the trees of the Victorian High Country; to a shipping-container retreat nestled within a 160-acre flower farm in the Dandenong Ranges; to a thrilling and dramatic sculptural creation within the rugged Breakneck Gorge: Tiny Spaces is an adventure into some of Victoria’s true hidden gems.

Featuring architects Kate Fitzgerald, Whispering Smith Architects, Kate Walker, Brett Robertson and  David Nicholson, Tiny Spaces is the perfect escape into the beauty of minimalism seamlessly interwoven with the natural surrounding environment.

(4 x 12 mins) Australia 2021 (Available from January 17 – World Premiere)

A 4 part Shelter Original series, Tiny Spaces focuses on small intimate spaces in rural Victoria that have a sense of remoteness, simple shelters and how they benefit their inhabitants.

Episode 1: Cortes Kiln – Out Now

Nestled amongst the trees in the Victorian High Country on a 94-year-old walnut farm, the project is an Architecturally designed renovation on an 100 year old existing Tobacco Kiln.

Using the existing shack’s timber frame while repairing its awkward join to the kiln, a new separation to bring in northern light by cladding the new joining roof in a translucent skin.

This sustainable tiny space features recycled timber, solar panels, thermodynamic hot water system, roof and wall insulation, and ground-level gutters to reduce fire risk.

Architect: Kate Fitzgerald, Whispering Smith Architects.

Episode 2: Larnook – 24 January

Tucked into a private corner of a 160-acre flower farm in the Dandenong Ranges, this shipping container retreat has been designed with consideration for its inhabitants and the surrounding environment.

Designer: Kate Walker, Kate Walker Designs

Episode 3: Oikos – Breakneck Gorge – 31 January

The multi-award winning Oikos (pronounced eekos) is a sculptural creation that compliments the rugged precipice on which it perches. Extraordinary external angles enhance a dramatic, open plan interior. Inside, smartly designed spaces with staggering outlooks are, from every angle, framed by breathtaking picture windows peeking out onto gum trees and the twinkling lights of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford.

Architects: Brett Robertson, David Nicholson

Oikos is the winner of the following design awards:
Gold Winner – International Design Awards – New Residential Building (February 2019)
Winner Architecture MasterPrize™ – Small Architecture Category (November 2018)
Finalist ArchiTeam Awards – Residential New Category (October 2018)
Finalist Victorian Premier’s Design Awards – Architectural Category (September 2018)
Longlist Dezeen Awards 2018 – House Category (August 2018)
Shortlist Finalist – Australian House of the Year: Houses Awards – New Houses under 200m² (April 2019)

Episode 4: Eco Shipping Home – Australia – 15mins – 2022 – Available 7 February

Built by sustainable building company Modhouse, the construction took on a family shared approach in the collaboration of the design and build. With father, daughter and son in-law coming together to repurpose 3 shipping  containers to support the housing needs of a growing family in rural Victoria.

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 

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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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