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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

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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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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Planes and plants: Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ Binh House in Ho Chi Minh CitySubscription

6 July, 2018 By Josh Comaroff

AR House Highly Commended: as a new addition to the House for Trees series, this is the Vietnamese architects’ latest radical integration of greenery into architecture

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Building in potential: house in Nobeoka, Japan by Schemata ArchitectsSubscription

6 July, 2018 By Jan Vranovský

AR House 2018 Highly Commended: the architects have breathed new life into three interconnected buildings while maintaining the essence of the old structure 

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Inside the Box: Kokoon by Helsinki’s Aalto University Wood Program Students, Finland Subscription

9 July, 2018 By George Kafka

AR House 2018 Commended: made of stackable units providing living space for up to three months, this modular, portable and temporary housing system suggests new possibilities for superior forms of emergency shelter

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Pioneer Spirit: Casa Bruma by Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez in MexicoSubscription

9 July, 2018 By Lili Carr

AR House 2018 Commended: set on a rural verdant hillside 100 miles southwest of Mexico City, this holiday home in Valle de Bravo embraces and nurtures nature

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Overarching Craft: Mesura's house extension in Elche, SpainSubscription

9 July, 2018 By Rafael Gómez-Moriana

AR House 2018 Commended: strategically laid out in relation to climate and orientation, this vaulted rectilinear brick and concrete garden pavilion creates space around it as much as within

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

(c)uid 006 copy Source: Hiroshi Ueda, courtesy of UID Architects Winner of AR House 2016: in an unassuming Osaka suburb, ‘Cosmic’ is an ambitious architectural landscape

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 2012 Winner


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


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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AR House 2011 Winner

Zero Energy House by Just K, Tübingen, Germany

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

Metal shutters operated by a system of spherical counterweights open up the garden facade. A roof terrace provides a vantage point

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