Two of the UK’s best new homes shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year award

Murphy House, a rare and contemporary house in Edinburgh’s Unesco World Heritage listed New Town and Covert House, a semi-underground home in Clapham, south London are the latest two properties shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year award , sponsored by Hiscox Home Insurance. The award is run by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The projects in the running for the UK’s most prestigious award for a new house are being revealed in a special four part TV series for Channel 4, Grand Designs: House of the Year. During the course of the series which began last week (Thursday 24 November 2016 at 9pm), the seven homes shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year award will be announced; the winner will be revealed on screen on Thursday 15 December.

The latest two projects shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year are:

  • Covert House, Clapham, south London by DSDHA
  • Murphy House, New Town, Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects

They join the following two houses already on the RIBA House of the Year shortlist, with another three yet to be announced:

  • Ansty Plum, Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray
  • Outhouse, Forest of Dean by Loyn & Co Architects

The RIBA House of the Year is sponsored by Hiscox Home Insurance and Paint and Paper Library. Please use @RIBA #HouseOfTheYear in your social media.