Rowhouse Showdown features renovation expert, Carter Oosterhouse, leading three teams as they battle it out to transform dilapidated homes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taking on the rundown houses in a distressed neighborhood, the teams will renovate one home each – while also living together – in a bid to raise the property value of the community surrounding them. The team that increases the appeal of their home to the max goes home with the grand prize of \$50,000 and their home renovation will be featured on Dwell magazine's website. Designer, Kathy Kuo, and Cincinnati-based house flipper, Jim Bronzie, judge the team's renovations. Dwell's Editor in Chief, Amanda Dameron, guest-judges the series finale.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Rowhouse Showdown - Architecture of Ottawa - Netflix
The architecture of Ottawa is most marked by the city's role as the national capital of Canada. This gives the city a number of monumental structures designed to represent the federal government and the nation. It also means that as a city dominated by government bureaucrats, much of its architecture tends to be formalistic and functional. However, the city is also marked by Romantic and Picturesque styles of architecture such as the Parliament Building's gothic revival architecture. While the political capital, Ottawa has always been heavily influenced from the larger cities of Toronto and Montreal. This has held true in architecture, and over its history Ottawa has followed the prevailing architectural trends popular in Canada and North America. The city is thus a mix of different styles, varying considerably based on what era a building or neighbourhood was constructed in. While founded in the early nineteenth century, few buildings survive from that era and the vast majority of the city's structures date from the twentieth century. Much of the downtown was also greatly transformed in the 1960s and 1970s, and the swath of suburbs that surround the city also date from this period. The general stereotype of Ottawa architecture is that it is staid and unambitious. Urban design consultant Trevor Boddy said that “with the relative extremes of poverty and wealth removed here, along with the vital concentrations of immigrant cultures which denote most Canadian cities, Ottawa seemed to me to represent only the hollow norm, the vacant centre.”. Ottawa Citizen architecture critic Rhys Phillips has echoed these concerns, saying that Ottawa “looks like some tired little Prairie town on its last legs.”
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