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WINNER: Reworking existing vernacular models, John Lin’s prototypical house in a Chinese village aims to improve living conditions by re-connecting rural communities with the principles of sustainability and self-sufficiency
Runner Up: Raised on a datum of traditional stone walls, this contemporary house offers sweeping views over the Irish countryside
Runner Up: This house addresses the issues posed by its cramped suburban site by means of a seamless continuum of space which culminates in a dramatic vantage point over the Hisoshima coastline
Runner Up: A sculptural V-beam roof funnels natural light into the interior while articulating the relationship between different spaces
Commended: Resembling a modern beach hut, this compact holiday retreat can be moved with the shifting dune landscape
Commended: Demonstrating an elegant and economic use of local materials, this house in the Borneo rainforest reinterprets vernacular precedents