RIBA House of the Year 2022 longlist | Wonder at the remarkable buildings

On the RIBA House of the Year 2022 longlist is the energy efficient Mere House (Cambridgeshire) by Mole Architects. Photo by Matt Smith

A striking black eco clad home in Scotland, a low-energy infill dwelling in London, and a remodelled house situated on the ruins of a 17 century parchment factory, are among the 20 homes in the running to become the RIBA House of the Year 2022. 

The award recognises an outstanding one-off house designed by an architect in the UK. It’s no easy task choosing from a diverse array of innovative and forward-thinking projects. This year’s longlist is divided equally between new-build properties and a selection of extensions, conversions, or renovations of existing buildings. 

Norfolk Barn (Norfolk) is a steel-framed agricultural building by 31/44 Architects and Taylor Made Space. Photo by Nick Dearden

Sustainability is a consideration at the forefront of the renovation projects, ranging from Prewitt Bizley’s low-energy retrofit of a London Mews House to Ostro Passivhaus by Paper Igloo which is characterised by its diagonal timber cladding. Passivhaus principles were also followed in Mole Architects’ Mere House, a new-build and low-energy home which references local farm building vernacular and harvests rainwater.

The RIBA House of the Year 2022 longlist: 

  • 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 
The Parchment Works (Suffolk) is an extension to a Grade II listed double-fronted Victorian house by Will Gamble Architects. Photo by Johan Dehlin
  • Seabreeze (East Sussex) by RX Architects 
  • Suffolk Cottage (Suffolk) by Haysom Ward Miller Architects 
  • Surbiton Springs (London) by Surman Weston 
  • The Cowshed (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 
Technique Architecture has wrapped The Den (Scotland) in an insulating metal jacket, designed in collaboration with Stallan-Brand. Photo by Dapple Photography

Both the shortlist and the overall winner of the RIBA House of the Year 2022 will be revealed later this year during the seventh series of the ‘Grand Designs: House of the Year’ programme on Channel 4. 

Pictured below in the slideshow is a further selection of the longlisted projects:

Find out more about all the outstanding architecture projects on the RIBA House of the Year 2022 longlist online.

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