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Building on success: Meet Sara McGowan

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Building on success: Meet Sara McGowan Copyrighted image Credit: OU
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 May 2007
Sara McGowan has found her perfect job. Her skills in science and art combine in the design of environmentally efficient and beautiful buildings...

The science of keeping your cool

The science of keeping your cool Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 May 2007
Have you ever thought about how you feel when you are inside a building - too hot, too cold, too humid or too dry? If people like Sara McGowan have...

OU on the BBC: Art of Glamour - About the programme

OU on the BBC: Art of Glamour - About the programme Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jun 2006
In the first ever Open University programme to be broadcast on BBC One, Jerry Hall presents a programme in celebration of Art Deco.

Reading architecture

Reading architecture Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jan 2006
Jonathan Foyle explores the relationship between architecture and archaeology.

The history of your home

The history of your home Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jan 2006
How long has your house been there? Who else lived in it before you did? Nick Barratt explains how to find out.

Renaissance Secrets: Riddle of the Dome - Synopsis

Renaissance Secrets: Riddle of the Dome - Synopsis Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Sep 2005
The dome of Florence Cathedral is one of the greatest monuments of the Renaissance. But nearly 600 years after being built, it is only now...

Riddle of the Dome - Links

Riddle of the Dome - Links Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Sep 2005
Some useful weblinks and reading material about Brunelleschi's amazing dome.

Renaissance Secrets: Riddle of the Dome - Transcript

Renaissance Secrets: Riddle of the Dome - Transcript Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 01 Sep 2005
Can the Renaissance Secrets team unravel the mysteries of Florence Cathedral's dome?