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Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud in conversation
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The charming host of Grand Designs discusses of architecture's emotional impact

Who can say exactly what it is about Kevin McCloud, host of the original UK iteration of house porn payload Grand Designs? Is it that gravelly voice, grinding like the stone foundations of an old but golden mansion? Or is it his snappily stylish dress sense, sharp like a mid-century do-over? Or is it just the wealth of architectural knowledge and passion he brings to bear that casts a spell over us every time he pops on the telly? 

Whatever the building blocks of McCloud's appeal, he had the entire Opera House listening rapt when he sat down for this chat with modernist architecture buff Tim Ross last year. They're paired perfectly, like the adjacent towers of a gleaming glass apartment complex. 

Tune in and planning zone out blissfully as they discuss the physical and emotional importance of the built space and the power it has over our lives. Presented as part of the Opera House's digital From Our House to Yours offering, it goes live on Friday, May 15 at 8pm. Then you can stroll on into this prime real estate at any time thereafter. 

This article is supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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