The Perfect Home is a television series with three 46 minute episodes commissioned by Channel 4 UK, based on the book The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton. In the series, Alain de Botton explores how our environment and the perfect home can philosophically affect our happiness, and how innovative architecture can contribute to the perfect home.
The third episode looks at how the current housing design situation could be improved, with de Botton’s preferred option being that architecture should reflect the era in which they are built. Alain goes to The Netherlands and Japan to search for the perfect modern house. Segment 1 (9:25 min)