Grand Designs viewers were’shocked’ by the ‘concrete city’ family home, which they described as ‘terrible.’
Grand Designs: House of the Year, a Channel 4 show, returns tonight with a selection of homes that have made the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year long list. One of the houses seen by Kevin McCloud on the show left viewers “puzzled” on the episode.
Kevin McCloud, the host of Grand Designs, went to each of the five homes featured in the show to find out what made them special. The dwellings were chosen for their “exquisitely created materials” in tonight’s show, the second of four, including one that required 99 concrete supporting columns. The house was dubbed a “cubist eyesore” by one spectator.
“The houses in this category all shine in their utilization of materials,” Kevin added. Some of them are like master craftsmen, meticulously refining time-honored wood and stone to polished perfection.
“Others are more akin to mad scientists tinkering with poured concrete or intricately constructed steel.”
“These houses don’t just show, they celebrate what they’re built of.” They take pleasure in it.” The first house that visitors got to see was a home in rural Lincolnshire owned by Henry, a civil engineer, and Jen, a finance professional.
The couple and their two young children dwell in the one-of-a-kind house.
There was a spacious open-plan kitchen downstairs, as well as a nice living space with excellent views.
Upstairs, there were five bedrooms and a shared bathroom.
Viewers, on the other hand, were less than impressed with the property, with many claiming it was uninviting or dangerous for young children.
“Grand Designs time, Yass!” wrote Ian Benice. Now is the time to despise modern architecture! This is a cubist abomination.” “Where is all their stuff?” said Twitter user BrokenBiros. “Where’s the furniture though?” Lily Tilda tweeted. This is the most uninviting house I’ve ever seen. From the outside, it may appear appealing, yet it is uninviting and a safety threat for children.” “Shocked at what is making the final this year, what is this property?” wrote Beryle in another tweet. “ It’s a good thing it’s called ‘house of the year,’ rather than ‘home of the year,’ because it’s not really welcoming. ‘Dreadful, awful architecture,’ says the narrator. “This is terrible,” Twitter user Canuckuk commented. It appears to be a 1960s TV on a coffee table.” “Concrete…concrete…concrete city…surely a fail?” Drew Little remarked. “So perplexed by this design,” Amber Lewises tweeted. “It looks lovely on the outside, but the inside is not nice, far from a home.”
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