Our twentieth century progression towards modernity is traced in the final programme in this series of Y Ty Cymreig.
According to the series architectural expert, Dr Greg Stevenson, the series has shown that a sense of ingenuity in Welsh homes is a constant thread, from the hall houses of the sixteenth century to the contemporary designs of today. "Whether we are discussing humble cottages or the grandest mansions there is no denying that Wales is home to some wonderful houses. But are they Welsh houses? Well, Id say there is no Ty Cymreig in the sense of there being a building type that is unique to Wales and prevalent in all areas. But what we do have is a wonderfully rich and diverse regional architecture, houses which use local building materials and are built in locally distinctive styles."
Greg continues "And these traditions havent died out. Houses like Malator are testament to the fact that ingenuity in the design of Welsh homes is as strong today as it has ever been". This simple home breaks away from all historical and local building traditions to create a comfortable environment for modern living. Malator is very much about twenty-first century living, with a central open fire, C shaped curved sofa and peaceful white bedrooms that take their colour from the shifting weather outside.
The programme will look at some houses that were equally radical in their day, such a grand Edwardian house in the suburbs of Cardiff and a 1930s semi in St Davids that has scarcely changed since the day it was built it is even home to the same owner. Back then, to have hot and cold water on tap and electricity in every room was a luxurious novelty.
Also the architect Prys Edwards discusses his career, showcasing his 1960s masterpiece Bryn Aberoedd in Aberystwyth.