Our house on Mount Anville has won highly commended at the Grand Designs Awards 2012.
The awards were presented by Kevin McCloud to a packed audience in the EXCEL in London, last week. Kevin McCloud, who was also one of the judges, noted that the standard of the entries in this year’s Grand Designs Awards was exceptionally high. He noted that there had been two standout projects.
He compared the decision in trying to separate the two projects, to this year’s Aintree Grand National, which Neptune Collonges famously won by a nose in the closest finish in the races’ history. On this occasion ‘House on Mount Anville’ was the Sunnyhillboy of the race.
The judges gave special praise to the project, which they commended for its beautiful combination of materials, use of sunlight, and for integrating ecological elements so seamlessly into such a contemporary design.
Project architect, Joseph Kevin Mac Mahon, was present in Londonto collect the award on behalf of Aughey O’Flaherty Architects, along with home owner Kevin O’Flynn and contractor who built the house, David Smith.