Isle of Skye home shortlisted for RIBA’s Stephen Lawrence Prize



The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named a house on the Isle of Skye on the shortlist for its Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019.

The Black House (c) David Barbour

The prize was set up in memory of the teenager who was on the road to becoming an architect when he was tragically murdered in 1993. Supported and founded by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, it is intended to encourage new architectural talent and award the best projects that have a construction budget of less than £1 million.

The Black House by Dualchas Architects, a black timbered house located within a rocky depression with spectacular views across the water, is among the six shortlisted projects.

The other shortlisted projects are:

  • Cork House, Berkshire, by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton

An ingenious, experimental, carbon-neutral private house made almost entirely from cork

An original tall tower house standing amongst trees and moulded into its surrounding environment

A derelict horticultural glasshouse transformed into a community garden and versatile event space

A family home with warm welcoming interiors, created using a material palette of brick, timber and concrete

A unique courtyard house with a clever layout, which offers a calming retreat amongst its city surroundings

Stephen Lawrence Prize founder Marco Goldschmied said: “Now in its twenty-second year, the Stephen Lawrence Prize and bursary, sponsored by the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, rewards the best projects with a construction budget of less than £1m and aims to encourage ingenuity and diversity amongst aspiring and practicing architects.

“The judges were inspired by the skill, creativity and innovation of the architects and clients behind each of the shortlisted projects from across the whole of the UK. They range from a clever re-use of a derelict glasshouse into a community garden and event space, to a series of unique homes responding to challenging urban and rural sites, often achieving the most with the least.”

The winner of the 2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony on October 8 at the Roundhouse in Camden.



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