The polycarbonate-lined Inexperienced Home that structure studio Hayhurst & Co slotted into a decent web site in London has been named the RIBA’s Home of the 12 months for 2023.
Changing an current house in an alleyway in Tottenham, the plant and light-filled residence is modelled on a riad – a kind of conventional Moroccan home constructed round a central courtyard.
It was hailed by the jury of this 12 months’s RIBA Home of the 12 months prize as “a real oasis inside the metropolis”.
“Inexperienced Home, affectionately often known as the ‘Tottenham Riad’, is a real oasis inside the metropolis,” stated jury chair Dido Milne, who can also be director of Eton studio CSK Architects.
“It’s each ethereal and cosy, daring but respectful of its neighbours. Your eye is concurrently drawn upwards to open sky and down and out throughout the lounge to verdant greenery,” she continued.
The Home of the 12 months prize is awarded yearly by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to the perfect one-off, architect-designed home within the UK.
Milne added that Inexperienced Home was additionally chosen because the 2023 winner for the shoppers’ and studio’s joint ambition to “ship a very sustainable house”, which “is clear in all the design selections and detailing” regardless of a decent price range.
“Nowhere do you’re feeling the location or price range was restricted,” she defined. “It feels each luxurious, homely, deeply personal and enjoyable. It is a rare bizarre home and a exceptional collaboration.”
Designed for a rising household, Inexperienced Home contains 5 bedrooms organized round a skylit atrium. With views of gardens and a roof terrace, it’s designed to maximise their connection to the surface and entry to nature.
Standout particulars embrace the sliding polycarbonate screens throughout the outside, which allow the household to regulate each the degrees of privateness and air flow.
Its materials palette consists of uncovered cross-laminated timber (CLT) partitions, reclaimed concrete blocks and recycled cork rubber flooring, whereas air-source warmth pumps and photo voltaic panels are used for power.
Inexperienced Home got here out high in a longlist of 20, whittled all the way down to a shortlist of six that included Cowshed by David Kohn Architects – the studio that received final 12 months’s RIBA Home of the 12 months.
Hundred Acre Wooden by Denizen Works, Manufactured from Sand by Studio Weave, Center Avenue by Rural Workplace and Saltmarsh Home by Niall McLaughlin Architects have been additionally shortlisted.
This 12 months’s jury was made up of Milne alongside the co-founder of the structure studio Coppin Dockray Architects, Bev Dockray, the co-founder of the structure studio Al-Jawad Pike, Jessam Al-Jawad, and the co-founder of design-led property agent The Trendy Home, Albert Hill.
“Constructed on a really tight price range, this beneficiant five-bedroom household house within the Clyde Circus Conservation Space of Tottenham is an inspiring instance of what might be achieved with a inventive and bold strategy to design,” learn their quotation.
Earlier winners of the RIBA Home of the 12 months award embrace Home on the Hill by Alison Brooks Architects and Caring Wooden by architects James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell.
The pictures is by Kilian O’Sullivan.