After the 61 London buildings towards RIBA London Awards 2018, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has 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 while the shortlist and winner will be announced this autumn.
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).
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.