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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

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AR House 2019 winners revealedSubscription

General Design Co’s house in Kamitomii, Kurashiki, Japan, has been announced as the winner of the AR House awards 2019, alongside two Highly Commended and three Commended house projects

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

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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


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 2019 announcedSubscription

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

AR House 2018 Winner

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Veiled in Secrecy: The Habitat for Orphan Girls by ZAV Architects, IranSubscription

By Mehr Shafiei

AR House winner 2018: set in the foothills of Iran’s Zagros Mountains, this girls’ orphanage gives vulnerable children a safe and culturally sensitive environment to grow up in

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AR House 2017 Winner

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Back to earth: anti-seismic prototype in Guangming by Edward Ng, Li Wan, Xinan ChiSubscription


AR House Winner: in the wake of a devastating earthquake in Ludian County, China, concrete and brick are sidelined in favour of traditional rammed-earth construction

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AR House 2016 Winner

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‘Bold, impressive and immense’: Cosmic by UID ArchitectsSubscription

By Kaz Yoneda

Winner of AR House 2016: in an unassuming Osaka suburb, ‘Cosmic’ is an ambitious architectural landscape

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AR House 2015 Winner


Fayland House in Buckinghamshire by David Chipperfield ArchitectsVideoSubscription


While its columns evoke a timeless classicism, this dwelling’s courtyard plan is a radical new take on the English country house

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AR House 2014 Winner

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AR House 2014 Winner: House for Trees in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia ArchitectsSubscription


This year’s AR House Winner, tucked into a typical Vietnam side-street, blends simplistic ideological ambitions with compelling, well crafted formal expression

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AR House 2013 Winner


AR House 2013 Joint Winner: Casa Lude, Spain by Grupo AraneaSubscription

By David Cohn

Modest ambitions do not inhibit this economical yet expressive project for a penthouse in Spain

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AR House 2011 Winner

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2011 Winner: Zero Energy House, Tübingen, GermanySubscription

Winner of AR House 2011 this dwelling is a radical and energy-conscious reinterpretation of the suburban villa

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AR House 2010 Winner

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AR House 2010 Winner: House with Balls by Matharoo Associates

Matharoo Associates produce a spectacular bespoke concrete house, on a budget that secured the top prize in the AR House 2010 Award