AIRDATE: Wednesday 4 November 2015 at 9.00pm on Channel 4
Episode 1 (of 4)
Every year the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) holds a competition to find the best new home in Britain and this time, Grand Designs is along for the ride.
Presented by Kevin McCloud, this four-part series explores some of Britain’s most contemporary and cutting edge homes, all of them in the running for the prestigious Riba House of the Year Award 2015.
In this first episode, Kevin McCloud visits five homes built for country living. Enormously varied in size and style, they are: a house disguised as a giant shard of flint; a beautifully crafted timber farmhouse in Somerset; a low budget home made of shipping containers in Northern Ireland (which featured on Grand Designs last year); an elegant eco house in Cambridgeshire, designed for a passionate birdwatcher; and a stunning modern glass villa with a spectacular jagged roof designed to look like mountain peaks. Find out which of the five make it through to the final shortlist – and discover what it takes to be crowned Riba: House of the Year 2015.
Series Producer: Emma Webster
Executive Producer: Fiona Caldwell
Production Company: Boundless