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Regardless of budget, site or scale, the house is still a powerful architectural and cultural talisman, acting as an incubator of new ideas – enter the AR House awards and have your designs published in the AR

Covid-19 update:

​The judges’ choice of a winner is based on visiting the shortlisted houses. We are keeping a watchful eye on how the situation evolves, but please be assured that we would review our schedule and postpone the visits if critics are unable to travel to the shortlisted houses. The safety and wellbeing of both writers and residents is very important to us. As a result, we might have to postpone the publication of the AR House awards to later on in the year. We remain committed to our editorial integrity in these challenging times and look forward to receiving your entries. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Dickerson.

Stay safe and take care.

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Ard de Vries to judge AR House 2020Subscription

19 February, 2020

Shortlisted for AR House 2017, Ard de Vries joins this year’s jury

AR House 2019 Winner

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Footprints in time: House in Kamitomii, Kurashiki, Japan, by General Design CoSubscription

By Kaz Yoneda

AR House winner General Design Co’s House in Kamitomii, Japan, involved paring back age-old accretions to restore it to its original dimensions and create a space defined by openness and simplicity

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Stepping stone: Hamra Studio residence, Gotland, Sweden, by Collectif EncoreSubscription

19 July, 2019 By Lili Zarzycki

AR House highly commended: As it flows and extends with the landscape Hamra Studio residence harnesses an immaterial sense of liberty

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Cut a dash: Hollybrook Grove in Dublin, Ireland, by David Leech ArchitectsSubscription

19 July, 2019 By

AR House highly commended: The practice’s first house, in a quiet suburb, is a bubbling collage of germinating ideas, clever references and meticulous details

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Level crossings: Nishinakayama-cho Strip House, Aichi, Japan, by Kochi Architect's StudioSubscription

24 July, 2019 By Danielle Demetriou

AR House commended: Kochi Architect’s Studio deploys a play of intersecting planes to achieve an adept balance of open space and privacy

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Fringe benefits: Song house, Shanghai, China, by AZL ArchitectsSubscription

22 July, 2019 By Harry den Hartog

AR House commended: Renouncing conventional approaches to dwellings in suburban Shanghai, this family house could be a model to replicate

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Inner calm: Cloister House, Perth, Australia, by MORQ ArchitectureSubscription

22 July, 2019 By Simon Pendal

AR House awards 2019 commended: A delicate play of light and shadow permeates the spaces embracing the innermost sanctuary of this house in suburban Perth

Shortlisted for AR House 2019

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Shortlist for the AR House awards 2019Subscription

This year’s shortlist of 15 projects include houses from the UK, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, China, Australia and Japan

View past winning and commended houses