The homes competing to be RIBA’s House of the Year


From a black timber-clad eco-pad to a former parchment factory: The homes competing to win RIBA’s House of the Year and star on Grand Designs

  • Modern homes are competing to be named Britain’s House of the Year
  • Twenty properties have made the Royal Institute of British Architects’ long list
  • A special series of Grand Designs later this year will announce the winner

A black timber-clad eco-home inspired by the designs of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh and a remodelled house from the ruins of a 17th century parchment factory and old cattle shed are competing to be named Britain’s House of the Year.

The properties are among the 20 contemporary builds that have made the Royal Institute of British Architects’ long list.

A special series of Grand Designs later this year will announce the shortlist and eventual winner of the RIBA House of the Year 2022.

A special series of Grand Designs later this year will announce the shortlist and eventual winner of the RIBA House of the Year 2022 (scroll down for more details of house pictured)

RIBA’s Simon Allford, said: ‘These architects’ visions push boundaries to realise the dreams of their clients.

‘Through expert design and technologies, they delightfully interpret complex briefs that vary from the near-impossible to the truly extraordinary.

‘They stand testament to the benefits of engaged collaboration. I look forward to seeing each in more detail during this year’s series of Grand Designs: House of the Year.’

Here, we take a look at the some of the properties features in the RIBA longlist.

Ostro Passivhaus

This striking black timber-clad eco-home is in Scotland's rural setting of Stirlingshire

This striking black timber-clad eco-home is in Scotland’s rural setting of Stirlingshire

The house was inspired by the designs of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh

The house was inspired by the designs of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh

This striking black timber-clad eco-home was inspired by the designs of revered Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in rural Stirlingshire.

The Parchment Works

This remodelled house rises from the ruins of a 17th Century parchment factory and old cattle shed

This remodelled house rises from the ruins of a 17th Century parchment factory and old cattle shed

The property is in Northampton and combines exposed brickwork and modern fittings in the interior

The property is in Northampton and combines exposed brickwork and modern fittings in the interior

This remodelled house rises from the ruins of a 17th Century parchment factory and old cattle shed in Northampton.

Leyton House

This four-storey townhouse was added to the end of a 1960's terrace in Waltham Forest, North East London.

This four-storey townhouse was added to the end of a 1960’s terrace in Waltham Forest, North East London.

The interior has a light and airy feel, and is flooded with plenty of sunlight from outdoors

The interior has a light and airy feel, and is flooded with plenty of sunlight from outdoors

This four-storey townhouse was added to the end of a 1960’s terrace, in Waltham Forest, North East London.

Derwent Valley Villa

Another property in the shortlist is this playful red-brick family home is nestled in Derbyshire's suburbs

Another property in the shortlist is this playful red-brick family home is nestled in Derbyshire’s suburbs

One side of the living room has a wall of windows that stretch from the floor to the ceiling

One side of the living room has a wall of windows that stretch from the floor to the ceiling

This playful red-brick family home is nestled in Derbyshire’s suburbs.

The long list for RIBA House of the Year 2022

The 20 longlisted homes are:

· Derwent Valley Villa (Derbyshire) by Blee Halligan

· House at Lough Beg (Northern Ireland) by McGonigle McGrath

· Leyton House (London) by McMahon Architecture Ltd

· Mere House (Cambridgeshire) by Mole Architects

· Mews House Deep Retrofit (London) by Prewett Bizley Architects

· Mountain View (London) by CAN

· Norfolk Barn (Norfolk) by 31/44 Architects and Taylor Made Space

· Ostro Passivhaus (Scotland) by Paper Igloo

· Peeking house (London) by Fletcher Crane Architects

· Ravine House (Derbyshire) by Chiles Evans + Care Architects Ltd

· Seabreeze (East Sussex) by RX Architects

· Suffolk Cottage (Suffolk) by Haysom Ward Miller Architects

· Surbiton Springs (London) by Surman Weston

· The Cowshed (Dorset) by Crawshaw Architects LLP

· The Den (Scotland) by Technique Architecture and Design in collaboration with Stallan-Brand

· The Dutch Barn (West Sussex) by Sandy Rendel Architects Ltd

· The Garden Studio (Norfolk) by Brisco Loran and James Alder Architect

· The Library House (London) by Macdonald Wright Architects

· The Parchment Works (Suffolk) by Will Gamble Architects

· The Red House (Dorset) by David Kohn Architects



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