Kevin McCloud

Grand Designs: rustic tin barn and London eco mews join House of the Year shortlist

Grand Designs: rustic tin barn and London eco mews join House of the Year shortlist

A a rustic tin barn which was ambitiously converted into a zinc-clad curved home with a “Meccano” viewing tower, and a traditional London mews property which was hollowed out into an ultra-sophisticated eco house has been shortlisted to win the coveted House of the Year competition. These two fairy-tale transformations were chosen from five entries …

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Grand Designs: parchment factory and abandoned cowshed on House of the Year longlist

Grand Designs: parchment factory and abandoned cowshed on House of the Year longlist

A sleek glass extension slotted into a ruinous 16th century parchment factory and an abandoned cowshed-turned-library are among the longlist of fairy-tale transformations in line to win the coveted House of the Year competition. Each week on the Channel 4 show architectural guru Kevin McCloud walks viewers through five projects to be shortlisted to scoop …

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Grand Designs: Neighbors jeopardise flint-box home

Grand Designs: Neighbors jeopardise flint-box home

C ity workers Matt and Davi came up against reticent locals, grumpy neighbors, and gale force winds in their bid to create a multi-tiered, multi-cultural black flint box in a quiet suburb in Hertfordshire. In last night’s episode of Grand Designs the couple, born in Australia and Zimbabwe respectively, demolished an £800,000 bungalow in the …

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