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AR House Awards Shortlist 2020 News

30 Nov 2020

AR House Awards Winners in 2020

The AR House Awards Winners 2020

Davidson Rafailidis’ house in Buffalo, New York State, US has been announced as the winner of the AR House awards 2020, alongside two Highly Commended and three Commended house projects.

Big Space, Little Space in the US
photo : Florian Holzherr

AR House Awards Winners for 2020

3 Oct 2020

AR House Awards Shortlist for 2020

The 15 shortlisted projects include houses from all over the world, from the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, to Mexico, Japan, Australia and the US.

We are delighted to announce the 15-strong shortlist for the AR House awards 2020. The private house occupies a unique position in both the history of architecture and human imagination. Beyond its core function of shelter, it is an object of fantasy, a source of delight, a talisman and a testing ground.

The AR House Awards Shortlist 2020

  • Avándaro House in Mexico by Manuel Cervantes Estudio
  • Avándaro House in Mexico by Manuel Cervantes Estudio
    photo : Rafael Gamo

  • Big Space, Little Space in the US by Davidson Rafailidis
  • Big Space, Little Space in the US
    photo : Florian Holzherr

  • Canvas for Sky in Japan by Shota Nakanishi Architects
  • Canvas for Sky in Japan by Shota Nakanishi Architects
    photo : Shinkenchiku-sha

  • Casa Naila in Mexico by BAAQ
  • Casa Naila in Mexico by BAAQ
    photo : Edmund Sumner

  • Couldrey House in Australia by Peter Besley and HNNA
  • Couldrey House in Australia by Peter Besley and HNNA
    photo : Rory Gardiner

  • Daylesford Longhouse in Australia by Partners Hill
  • Daylesford Longhouse in Australia by Partners Hill
    photo : Rory Gardiner

  • Ditton Hill House in the UK by Surman Weston
  • Ditton Hill House in the UK by Surman Weston
    photo : Johan Dehlin

  • Four Leaves in Japan by Kentaro Ishida Architects Studio
  • Four Leaves in Japan by Kentaro Ishida Architects Studio
    photo : Norihito Yamauchi

  • House in Hanno in Japan by Suppose Design Office
  • House in Hanno in Japan by Suppose Design Office
    photo : Toshiyuki Yano

  • House TP in Belgium by dmvA
  • House TP in Belgium by dmvA
    photo : Bart Gosselin

  • Love2 House in Japan by Takeshi Hosaka Architects
  • Love2 House in Japan by Takeshi Hosaka Architects
    photo : Koji Fujii

  • Ochaya House in Japan by Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates
  • Ochaya House in Japan by Shigenori Uoya Architects and Associates
    photo : Shinkenchiku-sha

  • Villa B in the Netherlands by Powerhouse Company
  • Villa B in the Netherlands by Powerhouse Company
    photo : Bas Princen

  • White Hut in Japan, by ADO
  • White Hut in Japan, by ADO
    photo : Hiroyuki Hirai

  • Windward House in the UK by Alison Brooks Architects
  • Windward House Gloucestershire by Alison Brooks Architects
    photo © Paul Riddle
    Windward House

This year’s judging panel for the AR House Awards 2020 includes three previous AR House finalists:

Entries were considered by the judges, who were looking for ingenious and pioneering houses that seek to push the type forward:

Anna Chavepayre said: ‘A house is more or less alive – like a city. Problem-solving is creative’

Lisa Shell said: ‘We have been building houses for so long, we don’t need to reinvent. I enjoy looking at house plans because it tells us how people arrange their lives.’

Ard de Vries said: ‘I like when a house is specific. I always ask how the light comes in, and whether it is where different types of people can live.’
The winner and commended projects will be announced online at the end of November and published in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of The Architectural Review.

About the AR House awards

Now ten years old, the AR House awards are diverse and wide-ranging, often branching beyond the traditional remit of the dwelling. AR House recognises originality and excellence in the design of dwellings of all types, budgets and locations. Past winners include David Chipperfield Architects, John Lin, and Matharoo Associates, placing the house as a key rite of passage for architects that offers genuine potential for innovation and the opportunity to ferment and crystallise new ideas.

View the full list of winning and shortlisted practices from the AR House awards’ long illustrious history and find out more: www.architectural-review.com/awards/ar-house

About The Architectural Review

Founded in 1896, The Architectural Review provides critical perspectives and stimulating opinions on international architecture. With a considerable archive, critically acclaimed writers, an active digital presence, essays on theory, typology, urbanism, beautifully illustrated critiques of significant buildings from around the world, a constant engagement with the wider social, cultural and political context architecture sits in, the AR is a unique source of intelligence and inspiration.

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