The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for the RIBA House of the Year 2023, the annual award for the best example of a one-off house designed by an architect in the UK, celebrating excellence and innovation in home design.
Jury Chair, Dido Milne, said of this year’s shortlist:
“This year’s RIBA House of the Year shortlist includes a range of exciting new typologies, including a rethink of the family terraced house and a model for collective rural living. Here we have everything. From homes inserted into tight urban sites and new life breathed into existing structures, to detached rural homes where the architect has been given free rein to reimagine the baronial hall or lakeside retreat. Localism is a recurring theme, with architects engaging with the local vernacular without being slaves to tradition, and local sourcing of materials targeting both embodied and operational carbon to deliver genuinely sustainable design."
The RIBA House of the Year 2023 jury comprised: Dido Milne, Director of CSK Architects, Bev Dockray, co-founder of Coppin Dockray Architects, Jessam Al-Jawad, Director and co-founder of multi-disciplinary architecture studio Al-Jawad Pike and Albert Hill, co-founder of The Modern House and Inigo.
The winner of the RIBA House of the Year 2023 will be announced on 5 December 2023.