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  • St Pauls Cathedral: The Great Model Design show

    St Pauls Cathedral: The Great Model Design

    The equivalent of half a million dollars in today’s money, Sir Christopher Wren’s ‘great model design’ of St. Paul’s...

    (02:58)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Religious Conflict show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Religious Conflict

    It was 9 years after the Great Fire of London before work on St Paul’s Cathedral began. But in an age of intense religious...

    (02:59)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Out of the Fire show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Out of the Fire

    Discover the secrets behind the building of St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the iconic landmarks of London and how its...

    (04:52)
  • Machu Picchu: Mountain Building show

    Machu Picchu: Mountain Building

    Machu Picchu is a spectacular sight, but its location meant considerable hardship for builders. Heavy rainfall and earthquake...

    (02:59)
  • Wren and St Paul’s Cathedral show

    Wren and St Paul’s Cathedral

    How does St. Paul’s Cathedral compare with other cathedrals around the world? Architect Alistair Lenczner from Foster &...

    (03:08)
  • Hanger Rooftop show

    Hanger Rooftop

    The unique design of the hanger rooftop creates a difficult challenge for builders.

    (03:02)
  • The Alhambra: Palaces & Gardens show

    The Alhambra: Palaces & Gardens

    There was more to the Alhambra than a fortress – it was also designed with Palaces and peaceful gardens in mind. Discover...

    (05:00)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Parliament show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Parliament

    Sir Christopher Wren made a colossal gamble in completing St. Paul’s Cathedral, putting in the equivalent of $6 million of...

    (03:00)
  • Hagia Sofia: Decoration show

    Hagia Sofia: Decoration

    Discover the intricate detail of mosaics, gold and marble that went into the lavish decoration of Hagia Sophia.

    (03:00)
  • Machu Picchu: Water Problems show

    Machu Picchu: Water Problems

    How did the residents of Machu Picchu get the water needed to survive in a hostile, mountainous, environment? Find out how...

    (02:59)
  • Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity show

    Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity

    Perched high above a mountain ridge, Machu Picchu architects face a constant battle with gravity – discover how the...

    (03:00)
  • Angkor Wat: Magic Stone show

    Angkor Wat: Magic Stone

    Laterite, a ‘magic stone,’ was massively important in the construction of Angkor Wat, plus, we uncover the difficulties...

    (03:00)
  • Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained show

    Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained

    Find out why the gigantic moat surrounding Angkor Wat was so important in the construction of this ancient megastructure,...

    (03:00)
  • Ground Warfare show

    Ground Warfare

    This series explores the nitty-gritty of Ground Warfare in an engaging and unpredictable way.

    (00:57)
  • All aluminium show

    All aluminium

    Lightweight yet strong. Discover how aluminium has revolutionised automotive construction.

    (03:03)
  • Liquid Power show

    Liquid Power

    Discover how this unique Hydroforming process uses a high-pressure liquid to change the shape of metal.

    (03:02)
  • Painting by Science show

    Painting by Science

    The aluminum body is submerged into electrostatic coat to protect against corrosion.

    (03:00)
  • Particleboard show

    Particleboard

    Spruce trees harvested from local sustainable forests are smashed to wood chips to form Ikea's Particleboard.

    (03:06)
  • Ektorp Sofa show

    Ektorp Sofa

    900 Ektorps are manufactured every day by a team of over 700 fabric specialists.

    (03:02)
  • The Paint Job show

    The Paint Job

    Unpainted body shells are sent 35 kilometres to be sanded, primed and painted. All by hand.

    (03:01)