The Red House (pictured) in Dorset has been named the winner of architecture award House Of The Year 2022

Sustainable new-build family home in Dorset featuring a curved staircase, oversized eaves and a red-brick and green exterior is named Grand Design House Of The Year 2022

Advertisement

The Red House in Dorset has been named the winner of architecture award House Of The Year 2022.

The new-build family home was given the annual award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) during the final episode of four-part series Grand Designs House Of The Year on Channel 4.

The award, which was established in 2013, is presented to the best new architect-designed house or extension in the UK.

It beat Mediterranean-style Seabreeze in East Sussex, converted farm barn The Dutch Barn in West Sussex, and industrial aesthetic Surbiton Springs in London to get the architectural prize.

The Red House (pictured) in Dorset has been named the winner of architecture award House Of The Year 2022

The Red House (pictured) in Dorset has been named the winner of architecture award House Of The Year 2022

Suffolk Cottage, a revamped former four-room labourer’s cottage, The Library House which mirrors the nearby grade II listed Clapton Library in Hackney and the refurbished end-terrace Mews House in London also made the shortlist.

Riba said the Red House takes inspiration from famous architect couple Alison and Peter Smithson, associated with 20th Century New Brutalism, and the 19th Century Arts And Crafts Movement.

Architect Philip Webb also designed a home called the Red House in London for designer William Morris, who were both part of the 1800s art trend.

Chair of Riba’s jury architect Taro Tsuruta said the Dorset house – which has oversized eaves, patterned red brickwork and bold green details – was ‘the most debated’ which deserves ‘praise’.

The new-build family home (pictured) was given the annual award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) during the final episode of four-part series Grand Designs House Of The Year on Channel 4

The new-build family home (pictured) was given the annual award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) during the final episode of four-part series Grand Designs House Of The Year on Channel 4

The award, which was established in 2013, is presented to the best new architect-designed house or extension in the UK. Pictured, inside the house

The award, which was established in 2013, is presented to the best new architect-designed house or extension in the UK. Pictured, inside the house

Riba said the Red House takes inspiration from famous architect couple Alison and Peter Smithson, associated with 20th Century New Brutalism, and the 19th Century Arts And Crafts Movement

Riba said the Red House takes inspiration from famous architect couple Alison and Peter Smithson, associated with 20th Century New Brutalism, and the 19th Century Arts And Crafts Movement

Architect Philip Webb also designed a home called the Red House in London for designer William Morris, who were both part of the 1800s art trend

Architect Philip Webb also designed a home called the Red House in London for designer William Morris, who were both part of the 1800s art trend

The central feature of the house is a curved staircase which gives a sculpture-like effect.

Tsuruta, who received a Riba award in 2021 for a conservatory development, also said the home is an ‘aesthetic and sustainable building with future-proof functionality’.

He also said there are influences from top architects with ‘many surprises throughout’.

The Red House’s anonymous owner said: ‘It is hard as novices to design a new house in a sensitive rural location, but if we’d built an invisible house or a pastiche design it would have been a cop-out. We love the house and its happy eccentricity.’

Their London-based architect, David Kohn, said his team’s ‘ambition’ and ‘dedication’ has been rewarded.

The Red House was built with accessibility in mind and has a fairly modest living and kitchen space (pictured)

The Red House was built with accessibility in mind and has a fairly modest living and kitchen space (pictured)

The inside of The Red House, which was designed as an ode to modern art, is lined with white concrete blocks and wooden floors

The inside of The Red House, which was designed as an ode to modern art, is lined with white concrete blocks and wooden floors

The Red House is designed to be open plan throughout with no doors, but still maintains privacy with the arrangement of its rooms

The Red House is designed to be open plan throughout with no doors, but still maintains privacy with the arrangement of its rooms

The director of David Kohn Architects added: ‘The jury have chosen to support architecture that is intimate, playful, colourful and engages both with its context and history. I could not be more delighted.’

He has previously won young architect of the year in 2009 from Building Design magazine and Inside World Interior of the Year in 2013.

Previous winners of the House Of The Year include McGonigle McGrath for House Lessans in 2019 and HaysomWardMiller for Lochside House in 2018.

The bathroom in The Red House contains little round windows which allow a little natural light to stream into the room

The bathroom in The Red House contains little round windows which allow a little natural light to stream into the room

Inside The Red House there is a spiral staircase, which the owner said was the most complicated thing the joiner had ever made

Inside The Red House there is a spiral staircase, which the owner said was the most complicated thing the joiner had ever made

If you enjoyed this story…

Here, a Grand Designs couple who ‘spent everything they ever saved’ on their dream house which went £200,000 over budget say the project was worth it – despite owner suffering a heart attack ‘due to the stress’ of the project.

While a couple who spent £300,000 over 20 years transforming two ruined barns into ‘the perfect five-bedroom family home’ complete with exposed oak beams and cathedral-style ceilings are praised by Grand Designs viewers.

And Grand Designs viewers slam a lighthouse as an ‘eyesore’ as they declare £10 million project which ruined the owner’s marriage and took 10 years to finish is ‘soul-destroying’.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Pompeo Recounts Trump Administration’s Mission to Kill Soleimani

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined Breitbart News Saturday and recounted…

European roundup: Pedri scores winner on 100th Barcelona appearance | European club football

Pedri celebrated his 100th match for Barcelona as he came off the…

Auckland floods: International flights to resume Sunday, residents to stay home, storms ahead

Auckland residents have been warned to stay at home with more dangerous…

Tom Verlaine dead at 73: Punk guitarist for band Television dies

Tom Verlaine dead at 73: Legendary punk guitarist for band Television dies,…

Benjamin Netanyahu vows ‘strong and swift’ response to string of deadly terror attacks in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a series of punitive steps…

Randwick Beauty Spot: Australian hairdresser Wendy Ha has become very popular because she won’t lie

A hairdresser with a reputation for being brutally honest to customers has…

Southampton v Blackpool, Fulham v Sunderland: FA Cup clockwatch – live | FA Cup

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use…

Bryan Kohberger defense attorney represented Maddie Mogen’s dad on drugs charge

The lawyer representing the only suspect in the brutal slayings of four…