The Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) has announced its 'longlist' of projects in the running for its 2016 House of the Year Award says ARCHITECT assistant editor of products and technology Selin Ashaboglu. The competition, which is in its fifteenth year, celebrates design excellence in a new house or house extension built by a British architect. Twenty residential projects are in this year's running for the title. Ashaboglu writes:
Last year's winner, the Flint House, by London-based Skene Catling de la Peña, impressed the judges with its nontraditional form. The right-angled, triangular house—constructed in two parts (main and guest house)—juts from the earth at an angle and incorporates stairs into its incline. The guest home is a smaller-scale version of the main house, and sit right across the site.
Continue to BUILDER sister publication ARCHITECT to see the selected projects.