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House For All Seasons in Shaanxi Province, China by John LinSubscription

18 June, 2012 By

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

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Shearers' Quarters in Bruny Island, Australia by John Wardle ArchitectsSubscription

18 February, 2014

Runner Up: Set on a working sheep farm, Shearers’ Quarters draws on rural and industrial archetypes

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House at Bogwest in County Wexford, Ireland by Steve Larkin ArchitectsSubscription

18 June, 2012

Runner Up: Raised on a datum of traditional stone walls, this contemporary house offers sweeping views over the Irish countryside

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Garoza House in Ávila, Spain by Herreros ArquitectosSubscription

18 June, 2012

Runner up: Built in a day, the prefabricated, prototypical Garoza House treads lightly on rocky Spanish terrain

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Toda House in Hiroshima, Japan by Kimihiko OkadaSubscription

18 June, 2012

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

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Outside In House in Yamanashi, Japan by Takeshi Hosaka ArchitectsSubscription

18 June, 2012

Runner Up: A sculptural V-beam roof funnels natural light into the interior while articulating the relationship between different spaces

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Holzkristall in Lumbrein, Switzerland by Hurst Song ArchitektenSubscription

18 June, 2012

Commended: This rural vacation house is a crisp, contemporary distillation of traditional Alpine structures

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Dig in the Sky House, Osaka, Japan by Alphaville ArchitectsSubscription

18 June, 2012

Commended: A genuinely urban intervention on a tight site in Osaka rewrites the rules of modern domestic life

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Hut on Sleds, Whangapoua, New Zealand by Crosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsSubscription

18 June, 2012

Commended: Resembling a modern beach hut, this compact holiday retreat can be moved with the shifting dune landscape

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Stone House, Luberon Valley, Provence, France by Carl Fredrik SvenstedtSubscription

18 June, 2012

Commended: The ruins of a historic farmstead form an armature for a new house

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Shelter@Rainforest, Sabah State, Borneo, Malaysia by Marra + Yeh architectsSubscription

18 June, 2012

Commended: Demonstrating an elegant and economic use of local materials, this house in the Borneo rainforest reinterprets vernacular precedents

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Nest House, Onomichi City, Japan by UID ARCHITECTSSubscription

18 June, 2012

Commended: Shaped by the archteypal idea of the dwelling as nest, this family house combines intimacy and drama

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Nest House, Onomichi City, Japan by UID ARCHITECTSSubscription

18 June, 2012

Commended: Shaped by the archteypal idea of the dwelling as nest, this family house combines intimacy and drama