We love our homes, but what do we know about their heritage? Join Our First Home host Goran Paladin and architect Ken Crosson on a road trip to find out more! Made with the support of NZ on Air.
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New Series: Our First Home's Goran Paladin and award-winning architect Ken Crosson are from two different worlds, yet they're united on a quest to discover the quintessential New Zealand home.
Goran's New Zealand Home education continues, as Ken leads Goran through the early 1900's. In a rush to be urbanized, cities boomed and housing standards rapidly deteriorated.
Goran and Ken are in Napier. After the earthquake wiped the existing British architecture off the map, the boys see what happens when an entire city is rebuilt in one historical period.
The 1950's saw a dreary housing monotony, and quite dissimilarly, some rebellious pioneer architects who began to play with exciting new building materials.
Goran and Ken take on the weird and wonderful 70's homes. Our boys also discover what happens to kiwi architecture when colourful Polynesian design gets thrown in the mix.
Goran and Ken investigate one of darkest eras in the history of New Zealand homes - leaky houses.
Season Final: Ken and Goran come to the end of their journey and reflect on what they've learned about the New Zealand Home.