Thrilled to be back as a co-presenter, alongside Kevin McCloud and architect Damion Burows, on the third series of Channel 4’s Grand Designs: House of the Year. This series of four primetime programmes unveils a selection of homes in the running for the RIBA House of the Year 2017. In pursuit of a winner, we explore some of Britain’s most contemporary and cutting edge houses, to reveal how they were built and why they are considered some of the best new architecture in the country. You can check out the entire longlist here. The first episode airs on 7 November at 9pm; and the final episode is on Tuesday 28 November when Kevin will exclusively reveal the overall winner.
Kevin McCloud: “We make this series not just to uncover these gems, nor to simply celebrate the finest homes in the land; we make it so we can learn from them. What we see in the most exemplary houses today is going influence the design of more affordable new homes next year and in five and ten years’ time. The series is a joy to film because it allows us to glimpse the future. Don’t we all want to know what the future holds?”
Jane Duncan, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA): “The RIBA House of the Year rewards the UK’s best new architect-designed houses. From the cleverest tiny house extensions to jaw-dropping one-off homes, this year’s series will shine a light on the incredible talent of brilliant architects.”