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AR House winners revealed

Ar house winner highly commended

Out of the 15 homes shortlisted by the judging panel, six of them made it to the final round and were visited by independent critics before the judges decided on a winner

Winner: Anti-seismic house in Guangming by Edward Ng, Li Wan, Xinan Chi of CUHK, and KUST

AR House Winner

AR House Winner

Click here to read Austin Williams’ review of the Guangming house

Jamie Fobert: 
‘From the generous rooms to the considered details, the winning anti-seismic house offers not only a local and cost-effective construction template but also a home of charm, in which the owners have real pride.’

Tony Fretton: 
‘The importance of research behind the anti-seismic house is undeniable but what is equally striking is the spatial quality and materiality of the house. It is a complete piece of architecture reflecting a deep understanding of local society.’


Highly Commended: Inverted House in Japan by Oslo School of Architecutre + Kengo Kuma Associates

AR House Highly Commended

AR House Highly Commended

Source: Martin Holtkamp

Click here to read Danielle Demetriou’s review and see Martin Holtkamp’s photographs

Jamie Fobert: ‘Readdressing the fundamental role of the house as shelter, Inverted House considers a radical realignment of interior and exterior space and the ability of architecture to contain and embrace a landscape.’

Tony Fretton: ‘The relation of Inverted House to its setting is distilled back to fundamentals so that both indoor and outdoor spaces can be fully appreciated by the mind and senses.’


Highly Commended: Hytte Lille Arøya by Lund Hagem

AR House Highly Commended

AR House Highly Commended

Source: Anne-Stine Johnsbråten

Click here to read Erling Dokk Holm’s review and see Anne-Stine Johnsbråten’s photographs

Jamie Fobert: ‘The reduction of function is counterpointed by the complex beauty of its built form. Perched gently on the coastal rocks, Lille Arøya is a house whose modest and relaxed form belies the clarity of each considered move.’

Tony Fretton: ‘In Lille Arøya, it is the style, habitability and above all interpretation of the Norwegian setting that stand out, balanced in a piece of architecture that provides shelter from the elements while also communing with them.’


Commended: Netherhall Gardens in Hampstead by Brinkworth

AR House Commended

AR House Commended

Source: Jim Stephenson

Click here to read Jay Merrick’s review and see Jim Stephenson’s photographs


Commended: Gyroscopic House in Barquisimeto by Lab.Pro.Fab/Alejandro Haiek Coll

AR House Commended

AR House Commended

Source: Reynaldo Diaz

Click here to read Franco Micucci’s review and see Reynaldo Diaz’s photographs


Commended: Redshank in Essex by Lisa Shell Architects with Marcus Taylor

AR House Commended

AR House Commended

Source: Luke Hayes

Click here to read Catherine Slessor’s review and see Luke Hayes’ photographs


The full shortlist is available here