House Of The Year 2018

A home in an old gin distillery, a house that only cost £100,000, and a property inspired by a frustrating piano piece are among the 20 buildings vying to be named House of the Year 2018. Take a look at the candidates here.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has released its list of 20 projects for the annual award, which recognises a recently completed house or extension deemed to be the best examples of British residential architecture.

This year’s list includes the conversion of a derelict Victorian gin distillery in London’s Whitechapel area, and a gabled house in Belfast clad in black timber that was created with a budget of just £100,000.
Also, an interesting house called Vex; a stacked circular house formed from pouring concrete in a torturous process inspired by Erik Satie’s avant-garde piano composition Vexations, which requires musicians to make 840 repetitions of the same theme.

For the full list of contenders please visit the RIBA website here, with the winner to be announced sometime in the autumn.