MICHELLE OGUNDEHIN

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December 1, 2018

Grand Designs: House of the Year 2018

Honoured to co-present my third series of Channel 4’s Grand Designs: House of the Year. Fronted by the one and only Kevin McCloud, and alongside architect Damion Burrows. Tx November 2018.

Screened as four primetime programmes for Channel 4, the episodes unveil the homes in the running for the prestigious RIBA House of the Year award for 2018. To find a winner we travelled from Newcastle and Northern Ireland to Henley on Thames, and visited some of Britain’s most contemporary and cutting edge houses. Our quest? To find out why they’re considered to be some of the best new architecture in the country. And Kevin revealed the 2018 winner in the final episode on Wednesday 28 November.

House of the Year Longlist 2018

Episodes

Grand Designs 2018

The transmission card for Episode One of Grand Designs: House of the Year 2018

Grand Designs House of the Year

Series 4 of Grand Designs ‘House of the Year’: the 2018 search for Britain’s best architect-designed home.

episode one

In the first programme the theme was ‘Houses That Dare to be Different’. And I was lucky enough to visit two of the long-listed houses, Pheasants in Henley and Ouseburn Road in Newcastle. Click links for a full project description, pictures and plans!

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Talking to the homeowners of Pheasants House in Henley, long listed for the RIBA House of the Year 2018

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The hand-cut corten steel screens outside the main bedroom of Pheasants House in Henley. Designed by Judith, the homeowner, they reflect the trees beyond. Architects Amin Taha and Sarah Griffiths

Grand Designs House of the Year 2018

Shadowplay of the hand-cut corten steel screens outside the main bedroom of Pheasants House in Henley. Architects Amin Taha and Sarah Griffiths

The owners and architect, Amin Taha, of Pheasants House. Shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year 2018.

The owners and architect, Amin Taha, of Pheasants House. Shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year 2018.

episode two

In programme two, themed ‘Houses with a Past’, I visited the amazing Coastal House, designed by 6A and my very favourite home by far. Modest on the outside but such a joyful celebration of space, light, texture and volume inside. Click link for a full project description, more pictures and plans.

The transmission card for Episode Two of Grand Designs: House of the Year 2018

The transmission card for Episode Two of Grand Designs: House of the Year 2018

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Series 4 Grand Designs: House of the Year. On location at Coastal House with garden supremo Dan Pearson, the architect (centre) and the homeowners.

episode three

This episode was all about ‘Extreme Houses’ from a far flung Crofter’s cottage to a curvy concrete house and even one shaped like a wedge.

The transmission card for Episode Three of Grand Designs: House of the Year 2018

The transmission card for Episode Three of Grand Designs: House of the Year 2018

episode four

This episode was all about houses that use materials in unusual ways. I visited a house in Berkshire, designed by Gregory Phillips Architects. The result of one couple’s dream to create a home for their family forever.

The transmission card for Episode Four of Grand Designs: House of the Year 2018

The transmission card for Episode Four of Grand Designs: House of the Year 2018

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Berkshire House, owned by Sam and Garry Head

Grand Designs 2018

Series 4 Grand Designs: House of the Year. Berkshire House architects Phillip (on left) and James Shelton.

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Series 4 Grand Designs: House of the Year co-presented by Michelle Ogundehin

and the winning house?

Lochside House by HaysomWardMiller Architects.

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Michelle Ogundehin is internationally renowned as an authority on interiors, trends and style. She is an influencer with expertise and the multi award-winning former Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Decoration UK.