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The UK’s extraordinary new homes – RIBA House of the Year 2018 longlist announced

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (21 June 2018) announced the longlist for the 2018 RIBA House of the Year sponsored by Forterra.

21 June 2018

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (21 June 2018) announced the longlist for the 2018 RIBA House of the Year sponsored by Forterra.

Amongst the 20 projects in the running to win the UK’s most prestigious award for a new house or extension are:

  • A derelict former gin distillery in a hidden corner of east London, restored into a contemporary family home (Gin Distillery)
  • A playful black timber-clad house on the outskirts of Belfast, built for just £100K (no. 37)
  • A farm shed on the edge of a North Yorkshire village converted into a ‘part country cottage, part classical villa’ (Old Shed New House)
  • Two houses built side-by-side by neighbours in Newcastle-upon-Tyne using local bricks, polished concrete and steel to reflect the industrial heritage of the area (Ouseburn Road)

  • The 2018 RIBA House of the Year longlist can be viewed here.

    The RIBA House of the Year shortlist and winner will be announced this autumn. A TV series revealing the detail behind these extraordinary homes will air on Channel 4 later this year.


    Notes to editors:

    1. For further press information contact Abigail Chiswell-White +44 (0)20 7307 3811

    2. Images of all the winners along with jury citations can be downloaded here:

    3. 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. Previous winners include 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).

    4. The RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country. RIBA Awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Entries are to be submitted to the region or nation in which the building is situated. Winners are considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

    5. For the first time this year Forterra is sponsoring RIBA House of the Year. Forterra is a leading manufacturer of a diverse range of clay and concrete building products, used extensively within the construction sector, and employs over 1,800 people across 18 facilities in the UK. It is the second largest brick and aircrete block manufacturer in the country, and the only producer of the iconic London Brick. Other trusted brands from Forterra include Thermalite, Conbloc, Ecostock, Butterley, Cradley, Red Bank, Bison Precast, Jetfloor and Formpave.

    6. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates

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