Designing Dreams

New Zealand’s most celebrated architects celebrate the design and genius of some of their favourite homes.

Designing Dreams

Designing Dreams
Made with the support of NZ On Air


Designing Dreams is an exceptional series that showcases the incredible talent and creative genius of some of New Zealand's most renowned architects. Hosted by Matthew Ridge, a former All Black and rugby league international with a deep passion for design, art, and construction, the show takes viewers on an exciting journey into the world of architectural design.

With each episode, Ridge journeys alongside a featured architect to discover their motivation and explore their unique creative process. Together, they visit the architect's favourite masterpieces, from historical gems to modern marvels, all of which reflect the unique culture and lifestyle of New Zealand.

But Designing Dreams is more than just a tour of beautiful homes. Each architect featured in the series shares a common goal - to encourage a new way of looking at architecture and to create homes and buildings that have a positive impact on the world around us. By showcasing the innovative techniques and sustainable practices used by these architects, the show inspires viewers to consider how they too can create a better future through design.

With high-quality production values and engaging storytelling, Designing Dreams is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates the beauty and innovation of architectural design. Tune in to discover the captivating world of New Zealand's top architects and be inspired to see the world in a whole new way.



Series Details

  • Series 1, 2021 - 6 x 1 hour
  • Series 2, 2023 - 6 x 1 hour


International Distribution

Imagination Television Ltd Original Format

  • Cineflix Rights
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