Grand Designs House of the Year: Series 3
Kevin McCloud visits the country’s most cutting edge homes as they compete for the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year
Part 1: Local Materials
Kevin McCloud visits homes in the running for the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year. He is joined by architect Damion Burrows and Michelle Ogundehin, editor-at-large of Elle Decoration. In this episode, they visit five properties which draw on local materials and traditions, including a 21st-century shepherd’s hut in Scotland.
Part 2: Water
Kevin McCloud, Damion Burrows, and Michelle Ogundehin look at five more inspiring homes in the running for the Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2017. This episode considers homes with a watery connection, including a glamorous, white, curvy, cliff top residence with extensive views over the English Channel.
Part 3: Homes in the Country
Kevin McCloud, architect Damion Burrows and magazine editor Michelle Ogundehin review homes in the country. There’s a luxurious tree house in Dorset that shows off the wonder of wood, and an awe-inspiring cantilevered concrete home on the Isle of Purbeck, with floor-to-ceiling glazing. Plus, a property with a cluster of zinc-clad boxes imitating local traditional Scottish farmsteads, and a 17th-century Devon barn that’s been sensitively restored for modern living. But which will be shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2017?
Part 4: The Minimalists and the Winner
Kevin McCloud reveals the winner of the most prestigious prize for residential architecture, the Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2017. But first, Kevin, the architect Damion Burrows and magazine editor Michelle Ogundehin sift the final category from the long list, all of them homes that share a pared-back, minimal look. Properties include a former caretaker’s shed in London and a small but perfectly formed home with oak panelling and sleek polished concrete floors.