Let's check out our Top 4 Favorites.
Dominic Bradbury’s latest book, 21st Century Houses, sets it sights on RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Award-winning homes.
With more than 300 photographs, plus plans and sketches, the book showcases the “best of the best” of modern British homes. And it was tough to pick our Top 4 favorite homes…!
All of the award-winning homes are located across the UK, demonstrating the vast diversity of British architecture, from one-off new builds to conversions and extensions.
Bumpers Oast, RIBA South East Award 2021, by ACME
A 21st-century version of a Kent Oast house, designed by ACME architects. Quite a unique home that oozes personality with its conjoined roundels. The interiors are organised to make the most of the building shapes.
“We selected the featured houses from the last five-plus years of the RIBA Awards cycle and it was important to us that these houses had already been through an intensive assessment process by the judges who look at the award entries each and every year.”
architecture writer, consultant and author
The Black House, RIAS Award 2019, by Dualchas Architects
From architects in the Scottish Highlands, Scottish architecture is making a comeback with some rather l novel yet country-specific building trends emerging.
The Black House is located on the Isle of Skye and boasts a waterside setting where the main living spaces frame the view.
A key trend in British house design that is noticeable in the book is their sensitivity to context.
Hannington Farm, RIBA East Midlands Awards 2019, James Gorst Architects
An elegant example of a 21st-century farmstead from James Gorst.
Built on a working deer farm with landscape restoration and preservation of biodiversity, this home certainly fulfills the need for sensitivity to surroundings. Local materials were also used, wherever possible.
Berkshire House II, RIBA South Award 2018, by Gregory Phillips Architects
A beautiful country home that makes great use of its hillside location, where most of the living areas get to revel in the open view. Just like a Structure Home, it has a strong focus on the relationship between the indoors and outdoors, with adjoining terraces linked at ground level, along with partially sheltered balconies on the upper level.