Richard Meier’s first UK building and a cork-covered holiday home in Essex marshland are among the 20 contenders for this year’s RIBA House of the Year Award.
The Royal Institute of British Architects’ annual award is given to the best house or extension completed by an architect in the UK in the last year.
Included in this year’s longlist is a Dorset retirement home by Ström Architects, which first featured on Dezeen as a series of hugely popular renderings three years ago, and a residence with rippling white walls that crowns the White Cliffs of Dover by Tonkin Liu.
The 2017 RIBA House of the Year Award longlist follows the announcement of the 2017 RIBA National Awards earlier today.
There’s a cross-over between the two lists, with Shawm House by MawsonKerr Architects, and Caring Wood by Macdonald Wright Architects and Rural Office for Architecture both longlisted for the House of the Year Award and recognised in this year’s RIBA National Awards – putting them both in the running for the illustrious Stirling Prize.
The winner of the 2017 RIBA House of the Year Award will be announced this autumn.
Last year, the award went to Richard Murphy’s “box of tricks” house in Edinburgh, which features secret hatches, moving walls and a sliding ladder.
Past winners of the award, which was originally set up in 2001 as the Manser Medal, include Skene Catling de la Peña for the Flint House and and Carl Turner Architects for Slip House.