House of the Year 2013

About the awards

The WAN House of the Year Award is our longest running international competition and the final of our Specialist Series of six for 2013. The award celebrates and promotes the best in international architecture for single-family houses, attracting entries from all over the world and providing a global platform to showcase your designs.

 

Submission format & guidelines  

The format for the initial submission is as follows:

- A text summary of 200-300 words (approx.)

- One main image at 1000 pixels wide

- Up to five additional images at 1000 pixels wide

The text summary should include information about how your design addresses the judging criteria above. The completion date must be properly declared.

If submitting your entry online, you can upload your images using the upload form 'Backstage'. Submissions by email should be sent to: 

richard.greenan@wantoday.com

Please send images in jpeg format and text summary as a Word document or Adobe PDF. Where possible, please send text summary as continuous text, not bullet points, etc. You can view an example of how your project will appear on WAN by clicking HERE.

If you are successful in being longlisted for an award you will be sent the WAN AWARDS check list.

How to enter  

You are invited to submit your entry online - you can do this via the 'Enter the 2013 Awards' button on the WAN Awards homepage

If you are already registered you will be able to click 'login' and use your existing registration code and password.

If you are registering for the first time you will need to click the 'sign up' button and complete the registration form. You will then be sent a registration code and password by email, which you can use to log in to 'Backstage'. (Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this immediately.)

Once logged in, please follow the instructions and ensure you select the right category for your project.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can submit your project by email and send payment by cheque or bank transfer. We will send you an invoice with all the details you need to make payment.

Please email submissions and direct any questions or problems regarding entries/registration to richard.greenan@wantoday.com.

Please make cheques payable to WAN and send to the address below:

World Architecture News
Accounts dept.
15-17 Middle Street
Brighton BN1 1AL

United Kingdom

UK entries please add VAT

DEADLINE: 31 AUGUST, 2013

Judging criteria  

The jury will judge entries on a number of factors including originality, innovation, form and special quality, sustainability and context, but the following two areas will carry the most weight.

  1. How your design addressed the key elements of the client brief.
  2. Specific examples of how your building has: evolved its specific building type, used design and/or materials to enhance the user experience or integrate with its context and/or community. 

Benefits of entering  

As we have developed the awards over the years, we have also tailored the news on the site to be sector-specific, which in turn promotes the winning and shortlisted projects of the awards to be pioneers of their sector, selected by the experts and specialists on the prestigious judging panel.

The winning entrant receives an award certificate and their entry makes headline news on WAN. The remaining five, and any other schemes that the judges deem as 'commendable', will also be featured in a write up in News Review. 

The winning and shortlisted entrants all receive dedicated press kits and their projects will be featured in a special edition of News Review which reaches over 200,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organisations in 120 countries.

The competition stages  

A long list of 25 entries will initially be selected after the closing date, further details of the project: plans, sections, elevations and more technical information will then be requested from these entrants. From the 25, a shortlist of six will be selected before an overall winner is chosen.

Cost  

The entrance fee is £180 GBP, but an early registration price of £150 GBP is available for entries made before 31 July, 2013.

Eligibility  

The competition is open to all single-family houses projects completed on or after 1 January 2012.

Promotion  

The WAN AWARDS received over 1,300 entries last year, making it the largest international architecture awards programme in the world. All entries to the WAN AWARDS are published on the WAN website, which serves over 10 million page impressions each month. A gallery of all entries for each sector will be published in News Review and will feature permanently on the WAN website. The winning projects will be covered in a special News Review feature including a video of the judges' comments. 

Selected projects from the pool of entries will be entered into our Featured Projects section in WAN News Review, a weekly focus on transport that will run during the award to generate even more exposure for participants. Each week, our editorial team will choose one project from the pool of entries to be our 'Project of the Week'. (Please be aware that if your project is chosen for this feature this does not automatically enter you through to the long list of 25 buildings, this is a separate judging process.) 

In addition, press releases are sent out to numerous publications and are often picked up by local, national and international media, as well as a variety of industry publications. You will also be provided with a press kit to enable you to promote your achievements for yourselves. Past winners have reported that the WAN AWARDS' high profile and the publicity they received have contributed noticeably to their business success.

Press kits  

Winning and shortlisted entrants are provided with a press kit to enable them to promote their achievements; included in the kit is a prepared press release, a press contact list for national and international media and industry publications, and a 'WAN Winner' jpeg footer for emails and websites. Past winners have reported that the WAN AWARDS' high profile and the publicity they received have contributed noticeably to their business success.

Deadline  

The closing date for the WAN House of the Year Award is 31 AUGUST, 2013.

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Winner

  • House Lagnö

Shortlist

  • Jamberoo Farm House
  • Batak Fishing Lodge
  • Casa Lude
  • House Lagnö
  • BT House
  • House in Nagahama

Commended

  • house-T

Longlist

  • T-House
  • THE COURTYARDS HOUSE
  • Jamberoo Farm House
  • A House Forever
  • Dune Road Beach House
  • Casa Gòmez
  • Batak Fishing Lodge
  • Cloud House
  • Quaba House
  • I-House
  • Casa Lude
  • Flinders House
  • House Lagnö
  • BT House
  • THR350
  • House in Nagahama
  • H house
  • De Beauvoir House
  • Bird House Rockstar
  • HOUSE house
  • house-T
  • Amoeba House
  • Tower House
  • Pinheiro house
  • Archway Studios
  • House in Tamatsu
  • Long Island House

All entries

  • T-House
  • THE COURTYARDS HOUSE
  • Jamberoo Farm House
  • A House Forever
  • Haus, Aalen-Wasseralfingen
  • WEST EDGE HOUSE
  • JIPSOORI
  • HEBIL 157 HOUSES
  • Dune Road Beach House
  • Villa Kogelhof
  • KUBIK EXTENSION
  • Casa Gòmez
  • Mondrian's Window
  • Split View
  • LM GUEST HOUSE
  • Batak Fishing Lodge
  • HomeMade
  • Haus R
  • Cloud House
  • Quaba House
  • Carnivan House
  • I-House
  • Villa Blåbär
  • Sagaponack
  • Flynn Mews House
  • casa y
  • 10 Ossmann Str
  • 9 Seapark Road
  • Casa Lude
  • Flinders House
  • House Lagnö
  • Point King Residence
  • The Wall House
  • ARA Residence
  • BT House
  • Cantilever House
  • Crowbrook
  • POLYHEDRON ROOF IN GIFU-HIRUGANO
  • THR350
  • House in Nagahama
  • S Cube Chalet
  • H house
  • NN-HOUSE
  • ST-HOUSE
  • Wind Vault House
  • Itu House
  • K House
  • Hoflaan House
  • De Beauvoir House
  • Bird House Rockstar
  • HOUSE house
  • Rose Park Residence
  • Headland House
  • Tweeddale Road Residence
  • Taringa House
  • house-T
  • Amoeba House
  • Tower House
  • Pinheiro house
  • Archway Studios
  • House in Tamatsu
  • The Winged House
  • The Green House
  • Stacked-Up House
  • Svarga Residence @ Batujimbar
  • black on white – studio house
  • Long Island House
  • A.B. House
  • L-House
  • One Wybelenna
  • House on a Hill
  • THE COURTYARD HOUSE
  • JKC2

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