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Don Atkinson posted:

This time next week Graeme ?

Hi Don - We got a note from the production company to say it's pushed back a week. 24th November 9:00pm Channel 4.

Big feature in this months 'Grand Designs' magazine if anyone's interested.

Cheers

G

 

 

Don Atkinson posted:

Thanks for the update Graeme, but please remind us all again a day or three before the show and keep us updated if it gets re-scheduled again !!

OK Tomorrow night...Thursday 24th 9:00pm C4 'Grand Designs House of the Year 2016' episode 1. Pics in my profile.

G

GraemeH posted:
Don Atkinson posted:

Thanks for the update Graeme, but please remind us all again a day or three before the show and keep us updated if it gets re-scheduled again !!

OK Tomorrow night...Thursday 24th 9:00pm C4 'Grand Designs House of the Year 2016' episode 1. Pics in my profile.

G

Brilliant, Thanks for the reminder Graeme.

NOTE: You will be in competition with "The Apprentice" !!!!!!

Thank goodness for recorders ...............

GraemeH posted:
Don Atkinson posted:

This time next week Graeme ?

Hi Don - We got a note from the production company to say it's pushed back a week. 24th November 9:00pm Channel 4.

Big feature in this months 'Grand Designs' magazine if anyone's interested.

Cheers

G

 

 

I picked up the magazine yesterday Graeme looking for a bit of inspiration for my own build starting in February , I read and admired your projects article without knowing it was yours . Very impressive indeed , it looks fantastic and what a location ! I'll look forward to watching the show now . I'm wondering though ... Do you give Hifi to your clients as part of your package ? .

Don Atkinson posted:

What sort of technical "hurdles" did you have to overcome to get planning permission for that location ?

The site was in the ownership of our clients who lived in a cottage on the land. It was covered in disused farm sheds whilst commanding the best aspect.  Basically we made an argument using an agrarian design grammar developed with 'The Drummond Shed' (shown at the intro to Zinc House). The Planners were very supportive that the new building would assimilate into the landscape as 'another agricultural barn'...and it does.

Cheers

G

I also thought it was great Graeme, not least because there are people willing to let architects like you have the means to cause such lovely buildings to be built to grace our countryside. The competition was very tough last night! More enjoyable that the usual Grand Designs programmes which tend to focus too much on cost and time overruns. 

Best

David

Very impressive indeed Graeme, as were the other designs.

If only I could afford to commission a house like that - maybe I'll take part in the Euro lottery tonight just in case.

I've always been a fan of 'Grand Designs', and am a bit of a wannabe architect myself. I studied architecture for just over 3 years when I was a youngster, before coming to the conclusion that I'd never really be good enough, and switching to something that required a lot less creative energy and stress. I can imagine just how stressful, and potentially fulfilling at the same time life as an Architect must be.  

Very best of luck in the competition.

Just watched the end of the program, so have now seen the shortlisted two.

One of the two would probably have been in my selection as well, but I much preferred your design (and one of the others) to the 2nd shortlisted design.

A fantastic achievement to have got so far!

Great stuff - look forward to watching it tonight. I enjoy Grand Designs but i'd like to see a warts and all revisit on some of the builds featured as i'm always wondering how practical some of these places are to live with on a day to day basis. I'm also curious if some owners regret some of the design decisions and whether the incorporation of some of the more cutting edge Eco tech has really paid off. 

Nice work Graeme. 

james n posted:

Great stuff - look forward to watching it tonight. I enjoy Grand Designs but i'd like to see a warts and all revisit on some of the builds featured as i'm always wondering how practical some of these places are to live with on a day to day basis. I'm also curious if some owners regret some of the design decisions and whether the incorporation of some of the more cutting edge Eco tech has really paid off. 

Nice work Graeme. 

Some have been sold on already...

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/new...-grand-designs-fill/

Nice design, and you must be chuffed to see it on the TV. 

The Architect of the Outhouse (Chris Loyn) is one of my mates, and I'm really pleased he's finally getting the recognition he deserves too. I know the thinking that goes into a lot of the unseen detail of great buildings and I despair that as a society we seem happy to accept the relatively soulless fodder of the mass home builders but get upset about schemes that push the boundaries.

I felt that the programme featured a bit too much of Kevin McCloud and not enough of each of the architects.

I appreciate that Kevin is extremely good at outlining concepts and explaining otherwise subtle features, but a bit more detail behind the vision and evolution of design, from each architect wouldn't have been out of place.

My choices (in no particular order....... ) would have been :-

Graeme's, for the way it harmonised within its agricultural setting, the fabulous interior, and the way it captured those astonishing views of the surrounding landscape

The Californian style house in Cornwall - it just looked inspirational to me, especially the cantilevered room above the external dining area - but looks are in the eye of........

G's and the Cornish ones were great. Cornish more so for the views, G's more for the home design IMO. However, and, it pains me to say this G, I feel I could just drop myself into the Welsh one right away. That could be though down to how the artists in residence had contributed to the interior decor and gardens..! I'm not too polite to say I've no idea how a 50 Year old, claustrophobic plywood throwback ended up on the shortlist. Yuck.

Hey, I think both shortlisted projects excellent and very very worthy of their position in the final. 

For my money, none of us yet eclipse Foster & Rogers early Creek Vean, which has an almost inevitable relatioship with its site. The house above was simply trying too hard to my mind.

Glad you all enjoyed it and thanks for commenting.

G

JamieWednesday posted:

I feel I could just drop myself into the Welsh one right away. That could be though down to how the artists in residence had contributed to the interior decor and gardens..!

Plus 1. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head.

They are all great houses, but the hidden house on the hill stood out as being a great home. A lovely place to live, the tsubo-niwas are a masterstroke.

One thing I did find strange, the owner of Graeme’s house didn’t give the guy sat on the cantilever worktop a smack.

Don Atkinson posted:

Great to "meet" you Graeme !

You certainly succeeded in blending the house into the agricultural setting !

And the interior was superb - beautiful. desirable.

I also recorded it so will watch again with a critical eye !!!!

 

 

Hi Graeme, I've watched it again and am reassured of my first impressions. Brilliant piece of architecture and interior design, set against some very convincing and credible opposition !

I was unsure whether Kevin McCloud pronounced your name correctly. To me, it sounded more like "Sutton" than "Hutton". It occurs just before the interview.

Don Atkinson posted:
Don Atkinson posted:

Great to "meet" you Graeme !

You certainly succeeded in blending the house into the agricultural setting !

And the interior was superb - beautiful. desirable.

I also recorded it so will watch again with a critical eye !!!!

 

 

Hi Graeme, I've watched it again and am reassured of my first impressions. Brilliant piece of architecture and interior design, set against some very convincing and credible opposition !

I was unsure whether Kevin McCloud pronounced your name correctly. To me, it sounded more like "Sutton" than "Hutton". It occurs just before the interview.

Many thanks Don. Yes, Kev made the mistake...my deaf Aunty watched with subtitles and they spell it correctly!

G

I got round to watching you last night Graeme. Wow, that's a wonderful bit of work! I often watch Grand Designs and I'm always staggered by the effort and ingenuity you folks put into the homes. Kevin is an excellent presenter and seems like a straight-up sort of guy. Congratulations on a beautiful job.

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