Winner Revealed Grand Designs House Of the Year 2019
Grand Designs House of the Year is awarded to the best example of a one-off house designed by an architect in the UK. The final episode was shown yesterday the Shortlist was announced along with –House Lessans, designed by McGonigle McGrath, being named RIBA House of the Year
Applecore would like to also congratulate David Sheppard Architects , they were included in last nights final episode of House Of The Year 2019 and were shortlisted , although The Green House didn’t scoop the winning title we still believe its a truly amazing design.
A crafted building created by an intuitive mind. It appears on the landscape as an organism that has molded itself to its environment. It rests upon the topography to dramatic effect. This is a wholly original house.
The first sight of the building is of a triangular wedge placed on a very steep slope, on approach the dramatic green roof sweeps down seemingly to offer a welcoming hand. A discreet opening on the side of the larch clad walls allows entry into an unexpected dramatic high space within, with vistas and shapes in many directions. The space draws you in.
From below at lake level, it is a tall tower house standing with the trees whilst from uphill it is lower than eye level. Bat boxes are integrated on the side. This house abounds with character and personality. A masterful play of shaping with land, trees and water that might well prove to be timeless.
A masterful play of shaping with land, trees and water that might well prove to be timeless.