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House for Trees

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

25 June, 2014 By

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 2014 Runner Up: Garden Room in Sri Lanka by ADM ArchitectsSubscription

25 June, 2014 By Channa Daswatte

Inspired by the original occupation of the site by shipping containers, this sentitive project delicately occupies its surrounding suburban wilderness

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AR House 2014 Runner Up: House in Zuidzande by Marie-José Van Hee ArchitectenSubscription

25 June, 2014 By

Cloaked by a wall of trees, this house in Zuidzande combines a compact, robust concrete tower with a delicate and ascetic living space

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AR House 2014 Third Prize: Doctors' Housing in Rwanda by Mass Design GroupSubscription

23 June, 2014 By Phineas Harper

Huddled above Butaro hospital in Rwanda, MASS’ elegent housing units are emblematic of the positive impact architecture can have in the developing world

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Blooming Bamboo Home in Vietnam by H&P ArchitectsSubscription

25 June, 2014

Highly Commended: The prototype for H&P’s Bamboo Home reconceptualises vernacular technologies for the present day to create a simple and inventive flood-resistant dwelling

Ravenswood

House in Ravenswood by Maccreanor Lavington Subscription

3 July, 2014

Honourable Mention: updating a ’60s terrace while maintaining its character, this delicate extension in Ravenswood displays a quiet sophistication

Nannup

Nannup Holiday House in Australia by Iredale Pedersen HookSubscription

3 July, 2014

Honourable Mention: responding to the path from Perth to Nannup, this house in Australia responds to its dramatically changing surroundings

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Armadillo by Yuji Tanabe ArchitectsSubscription

3 July, 2014 By

Honourable Mention: Yuji Tanabe’s context-driven form draws inspiration from the armadillo in its response to the Japanese climate

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Cerrada Reforma in Mexico by DCPP ArquitectosSubscription

3 July, 2014

Honourable Mention: a stark, black house south of Mexico City creates an intimate series of spatial relationships

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Árborg House in Iceland by PK ArkitektarSubscription

3 July, 2014 By

Honourable Mention: set in the bleak glamour of south Iceland, this sensitive and spacious house crowns a riverside hilltop

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A House Open to the City by Studio VelocitySubscription

3 July, 2014 By

Honourable Mention: Studio Velocity offers another reinvention of urban living with two small structures connected by delicate bridges