The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the longlist for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year Award, the UK’s most prestigious award for a new house or extension.
Amongst the 20 architect-designed homes in the running for the award are a contemporary part-house part-gallery on the beach in Brighton & Hove (The Narrow House), a Japanese inspired terraced house extension (House of Trace), a new family home in Jersey rising from the huge granite walls of an earlier building on the site (Le Petit Fort), a stunning beach house in Dungeness that echoes the areas former fishing huts, an ingenious and contemporary take on a traditional lean-to in Harrogate (Contemporary Lean To) and a house in Cornwall that hovers dramatically over a cliff to take in the enviable views across the Fal Estuary (The Owers House).
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The 20 new homes on the longlist for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year are:
|1||Ansty Plum,||Coppin Dockray||Ansty, Wiltshire, England|
|2||Contemporary Lean-to||Doma Architects||Harrogate, Yorkshire, England|
|3||Contour House||Sanei Hopkins Architects||Baslow, Derbyshire, England|
|4||Covert House||DSDHA||Clapham Old Town, London, England|
|5||Edge Hill||Sutherland Hussey Harris||Darras Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|6||Garden House||Hayhurst and Co.||Hackney, London, England|
|7||House of Trace||Tsuruta Architects||Lewisham, London, England|
|8||Le Petit Fort||Hudson Architects||Jersey, Channel Islands|
|9||Modern Mews||Coffey Architects||London, England|
|10||Murphy House||Richard Murphy Architects||Hart Street, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|11||North Vat||Rodic Davidson Architects||Dungeness, Kent, England|
|12||Outhouse||Loyn & Co||Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England|
|13||Private House in Cumbria||Bennetts Associates||Cumbria, England|
|14||The Cheeran House||John Pardey Architects||Reading, Berkshire, England|
|15||The Narrow House||Sanei Hopkins Architects||Brighton & Hove, England|
|16||The Owers House||John Pardey Architects||Feock, Cornwall, England|
|17||House 19||Jestico + Whiles||Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England|
|18||Private House 1109||GA Studio Architects||Cheshire, England|
|19||Tin House||Henning Stummel Architects||Shepherd’s Bush, London, England|
|20||Zinc-House||LJR+H Chartered Architects||near Monikie, Angus, Scotland|
The RIBA House of the Year award will be broadcast as part of a special Channel 4 Grand Designs series, presented by Kevin McCloud. Now in its second year, Grand Designs: House of the Year, produced by Boundless, is to be broadcast weekly for four weeks later in the year. Featuring a selection of properties from the longlist for the UK’s most prestigious new house award, it will reveal the shortlisted and winning homes.