UK's best new homes – RIBA announces House of the Year 2022 longlist

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the longlist for the 2022
RIBA House of the Year. 

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


  • A striking black timber-clad eco-home, inspired by the designs of revered Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in rural Stirlingshire (Ostro Passivhaus)  
  • A remodelled house that rises from the ruins of a 17th Century parchment factory and old cattle shed in Northampton (The Parchment Works) 
  • A four-storey town house added to the end of a 1960’s terrace, in Waltham Forest, North East London (Leyton House)  
  • A playful red-brick family home nestled in Derbyshire's suburbs (Derwent Valley Villa) 


The 20 longlisted homes are: 
- Derwent Valley Villa (Derbyshire) by Blee Halligan 
House at Lough Beg (Northern Ireland) by McGonigle McGrath 
- Leyton House (London) by McMahon Architecture Ltd 
- Mere House (Cambridgeshire) by Mole Architects 
- Mews House Deep Retrofit (London) by Prewett Bizley Architects 
- Mountain View (London) by CAN 
- Norfolk Barn (Norfolk) by 31/44 Architects and Taylor Made Space 
- Ostro Passivhaus (Scotland) by Paper Igloo 
- Peeking house (London) by Fletcher Crane Architects 
- Ravine House (Derbyshire) by Chiles Evans + Care Architects Ltd 
Seabreeze (East Sussex) by RX Architects 
- Suffolk Cottage (Suffolk) by Haysom Ward Miller Architects 
- Surbiton Springs (London) by Surman Weston 
The Cowshed | The Library at Stanbridge Mill (Dorset) by Crawshaw Architects LLP 
- The Den (Scotland) by Technique Architecture and Design in collaboration with Stallan-Brand 
- The Dutch Barn (West Sussex) by Sandy Rendel Architects Ltd 
- The Garden Studio (Norfolk) by Brisco Loran and James Alder Architect 
- The Library House (London) by Macdonald Wright Architects  
The Parchment Works (Suffolk) by Will Gamble Architects 
- The Red House (Dorset) by David Kohn Architects.

The shortlist and winner of the RIBA House of the Year 2022 will be revealed in the seventh series of
Channel 4’s Grand Designs: House of the Year, produced by Naked West (a Fremantle label), airing later this year. 


> Source: Royal Institute of British Architects' press release



Cover photos: Clockwise from top left: Mountain View © Jim Stephenson; The Cowshed © Ingrid Rasmussen; Ostro Passivhaus © David Barbour; Mere House © Matt Smith; The Parchment Works © Johan Dehlin; House at Lough Beg © Aidan McGrath; The Dutch Barn © Richard Chivers

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House at Lough Beg

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The Cowshed | The Library at Stanbridge Mill

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The Parchment Works

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