Denizen Works’ house on the Isle of Tiree has won the 2014 Grand Designs Award for Britain’s best home
The ‘breathtakingly bold’ house, designed by AJ 2013 Small Projects shortlisted pratice, Denizen Works picked up the gong for the UK’s best home at Grand Designs Live last weekend.
Designed for practice founder Murray Kerr’s parents the £565,000 home was descibed by AJ acting editor Rory Olcayto when he visited earlier this year as a ‘cluster of stubby, functional-looking blobs huddled together on the tiny island’s southern coast’.
Olcayto added: ‘Another strange, clever building by this curious, off-kilter studio.’
Kerr said ‘this is our first house and first award, so I am delighted, over the moon. I am hoping that the graduation to becoming an award winning practice will bring in an interesting commission or two.’
The house beat a shortlist that featuring homes by Jonathan Tuckey Design, Robert and Jessica Barker, IPT architects/Ecospace and MATT architecture to claim the prize.
Last year’s award was won by Lucy Marston Architects for its new-build barn in Reydon, Suffolk, with the 2013 AJ Small Projects Award winner Laura Dewe Mathews bagging the award for Best Small Project with Gingerbread House.