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RIBA House of the Year 2016 longlist

RIBA House of the Year 2016 longlist

23 June 2016

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the longlist for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year Award, the UK’s most prestigious award for a new house or extension.

Amongst the 20 architect-designed homes in the running for the award are a contemporary part-house part-gallery on the beach in Brighton & Hove (The Narrow House), a Japanese inspired terraced house extension (House of Trace), a new family home in Jersey rising from the huge granite walls of an earlier building on the site (Le Petit Fort), a stunning beach house in Dungeness that echoes the areas former fishing huts, an ingenious and contemporary take on a traditional lean-to in Harrogate (Contemporary Lean To) and a house in Cornwall that hovers dramatically over a cliff to take in the enviable views across the Fal Estuary (The Owers House).

RIBA House of the Year 2016 is proudly supported by Hiscox & Paint and Paper Library.

The 20 new homes on the longlist for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year are:

House: Ansty Plum
Architect: Coppin Dockray
Location: Ansty, Wiltshire, England

Contemporary Lean-to
Doma Architects
Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

Contour House
Sanei Hopkins Architects
Baslow, Derbyshire, England

Covert House
Clapham Old Town, London, England

Edge Hill
Sutherland Hussey Harris
Darras Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Garden House
Hayhurst and Co.
Hackney, London, England

House of Trace
Tsuruta Architects
Lewisham, London, England

Le Petit Fort
Hudson Architects
Jersey, Channel Islands

Modern Mews
Coffey Architects
London, England

Murphy House
Richard Murphy Architects
Hart Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

North Vat
Rodic Davidson Architects
Dungeness, Kent, England

Loyn & Co
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England

Private House in Cumbria
Bennetts Associates
Cumbria, England

The Cheeran House
John Pardey Architects
Reading, Berkshire, England

The Narrow House
Sanei Hopkins Architects
Brighton & Hove, England

The Owers House
John Pardey Architects
Feock, Cornwall, England

House 19
Jestico + Whiles
Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

Private House 1109
GA Studio Architects
Cheshire, England

Tin House
Henning Stummel Architects
Shepherd's Bush, London, England

LJR+H Chartered Architects
near Monikie, Angus, Scotland

The RIBA House of the Year award will be broadcast as part of a special Channel 4 Grand Designs series, presented by Kevin McCloud. Now in its second year, Grand Designs: House of the Year, produced by Boundless, is to be broadcast weekly for four weeks later in the year. Featuring a selection of properties from the longlist for the UK’s most prestigious new house award, it will reveal the shortlisted and winning homes.


Notes to editors:

  1. For further information contact Howard Crosskey: +44 (0)20 7307 3761
  2. The RIBA House of the Year award is awarded every year to the best new house or house extension designed by an architect in the UK. It was created in 2001 and for many years presented by the RIBA as the Manser Medal. Previous winners include Skene Catling de la Peña for Flint House (2015), Loyn & Co for Stormy Castle (2014), Carl Turner Architects for Slip House (2013) and Acme for Hunsett Mill (2010).
  3. The judges for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year are: Meredith Bowles, Mole Architects (jury chair); Charlotte Skene Catling, Skene Catling de la Peña; Jonathan Dallas, Dallas Pierce Quintero; Phillip Thorn, Head of Direct Home for Hiscox and Jenny Éclair, novelist, actress & client of the 2005 award-winning house.
  4. SPONSOR: Hiscox is a global specialist insurer with a 100 year heritage of insuring unusual or complex risks, such as high value homes, fine art and other collections. For further information, visit
  5. SPONSOR: Paint & Paper Library was founded over twenty years ago in London by interior designer David Oliver. Providing inspiration, colour expertise and design ideas for interior decorators, architects and specifiers worldwide, they offer a distinguished pallette of 180 unique colours, manufactured to exceptionally high standards in the UK.
  6. Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year is produced by Boundless, producers of Grand Designs, for Channel 4.
  7. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.
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