Reimagined beach house and refined family home shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2022

Seabreeze – a playful, pink, concrete clad house on the East Sussex Coast – and The Red House – an imaginative new brick building in rural Dorset – are the first two homes to be shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2022.

16 November 2022

Seabreeze by RX Architects © Richard Chivers; The Red House by David Kohn Architects © Will Pryce

Seabreeze – a playful, pink, concrete clad house on the East Sussex Coast and The Red House – an imaginative new brick building in rural Dorset are the first two homes to be shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2022. The annual award is presented to the best new architect-designed house or extension in the UK, with the shortlisted houses revealed on Grand Designs House of the Year, Wednesdays at 9pm on Channel 4.

The shortlist for the RIBA House of the Year 2022 is:

  • Seabreeze by RX Architects
  • Red House by David Kohn Architects
  • – to be announced on 23 November 2022
  • – to be announced on 23 November 2022
  • – to be announced on 30 November 2022
  • – to be announced on 30 November 2022
  • – to be announced on 7 December 2022


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Notes to editors:

  1. contact: Eleanor.Finlay@riba.org
  2. of all the houses featured on Episode 1 of Grand Designs House of the Year (Hard to Build Houses) can be downloaded here: https://riba.box.com/v/2022HOTYEpisode1
  3. next episode of Grand Designs House of the Year airs on Wednesday 23 November at 9pm on Channel 4.
  4. RIBA House of the Year award was established in 2013 and is awarded to the best new house or house extension designed by an architect in the UK. Previous winners include Alison Brooks Architects for House on the Hill (2021), McGonigle McGrath for House Lessans (2019) HaysomWardMiller for Lochside House (2018), Richard Murphy Architects for Murphy House (2016), Skene Catling de la Peña for Flint House (2015), Loyn & Co for Stormy Castle (2014) and Carl Turner Architects for Slip House (2013).
  5. Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates.
  6. Designs House of the Year is produced by Naked (a Fremantle label). Naked creates and produces high quality, innovative factual and entertainment programming for the UK, US, and international markets. Current and recent productions include The Apprentice (BBC One), The Rap Game UK (BBC Three), Grand Designs (Channel 4), Snowflake Mountain (Netflix), Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile (ITV and Paramount+) and How The Other Half Live with Brian Cox (Channel 5). https://www.nkdtv.com/
  7. The RIBA judges’ full citations and image links for each building follows: Seabreeze by RX Architects citation and press images. Red House by David Kohn Architects citation and press images.

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