As seen on Channel 4's Grand Designs, the opening glass roof and sliding bed bath typify this unique and extraordinary response to the constraints and opportunities of a tight budget on an ‘unusable’ brownfield site...
"...It's full of, it's built of, exciting original ideas. This could have been, you know, one big failed experiment but thanks to the genius of Dr Monty it's not only an engineering success, it's a beautiful house..."
"The ultimate in moving architecture from massive glass, blade sharp stainless frames and sliding roof, door or wall; horizontally, vertically or simply rotate. Effortless elegance at your finger-tips....".
Marking the 20th anniversary of Grand Designs, architect Kevin McCloud, will take a look at his favourite top 5 builds over the 20 years of filming Grand Designs. The one-off show, catchily called "Kevin's Grandest Design", 28th August 2019.
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Breaking news in retractable bathrooms. "Mad" Monty has come up with a cunning way to hide the whole bathroom - even in plain sight and talk about a space saving bathroom. See how he's folding all that 'washing-pooing' thing into the wall of your bedroom.
HIDEALOO, "Cunning Way to Hide the Whole Bathroom"
With more than 100 projects to choose from, Grand Design’s Kevin McCloud had a tough job to whittle the TV Houses down to the ones that have really stuck in his memory. There have been some real gems throughout the time that the show has been on air.
Peckham House was chosen as Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs fourth best house of the entire history of the series.
View the Article "Grand Designs best houses"
Architect Zac Monro extols the virtues of blurring the boundaries between house & garden, and of open-plan living, all overseen by meia design director Monty Ravenscroft.
For 25 years meia have been designing, making and installing bespoke moving elements in architecture. Products include roofs, floors, windows, walls and access systems.
See the transformation of this site from empty space to extraordinary experimental Grand Designs house in South London. "Sliding Glass Roof House" aka "Urban Space Pod"
As seen on Grand Designs, the opening roof and sliding bed bath typify this unique and extraordinary response to the constraints and opportunities of a tight budget on an 'unusable' brownfield site.
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