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Final chance to enter AR House


Tony Fretton, Jamie Fobert and Studio Mumbai founder Bijoy Jain lead the judging panel for The Architectural Review’s AR House contest - entry deadline 20 April

Previous winners of AR House include David Chipperfield Architects’ Fayland House (see AJ 23.06.15), and last year’s highly commended project was FAT and Grayson Perry’s A House for Essex.

AR House celebrates creativity in one-off house design, and the AR is looking for projects built in the last five years. The competition jury will be impressed by future-leading, ingenious and inventive ideas that push the type forward, whatever the scale and construction cost.

The shortlisted projects will be published in the magazine and online, with significant coverage including an independent critique and original photographs. 

All entries will be reviewed by the expert international judging panel which will choose a shortlist of up to five houses – and the shortlisted projects will be visited by an AR critic and professional photographer before the winner is selected by the judges.

Studio Mumbai, which Jain founded in 1995, works with skilled artisans, technicians and draftsmen who design and build the work directly. The work of Studio Mumbai has been presented at the Venice Biennale and the Victoria & Albert Mu­seum. 

In addition, shortlisted candidates will receive a free standard pass to the World Architecture Festival 2017 in Berlin and be invited to meet with the editors of The Architectural Review.



Cosmic by UID Architects, AR House winner 2016

Last year the AR House winner was Cosmic in Osaka by Japan’s UID Architects, described by judges as ‘an exemplary experiment in how to push the boundaries of an individual house project’.

On the Water at Lake Chuzenji by Nikken Sekkei in Japan and Casa Caldera in the San Rafael Valley, Arizona by DUST Architects were also finalists.

For more information on AR House 2017 and to enter the awards by 20 April, please visit http://arawards.architectural-review.com/

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