The American Institute of Architects (AIA) hosts annual Housing Awards and has been doing so for the past nineteen years. It has revealed the winners for the 2019 Housing Awards. The 2019 Housing Awards by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) highlights the best residential architecture designed by US-licensed firms. The projects covered this year ranged from affordable inner-city housing to luxurious rural retreats.
The 2019 Housing Awards features a total of twelve homes that were finalized by a five-member jury at AIA. These houses, as per the jury, exhibit design excellence and are ‘sustainable, affordable, durable, innovative, socially impactful, meeting client needs, and addressing the natural and built contexts.’
The twelve projects were divided into a total of four categories; One/Two Family Custom Residences, One/ Family Production Homes, Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing. We have added some of the designs that stood out form the competition for our readers to enjoy.
Tiny Tower by Interface Studio Architects is a neatly small home that has been designed in a way that it can be fitted into the awkward city plots that are otherwise not suitable for constructing a conventional house on. It is situated in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood that is as of now undergoing redevelopment. Tiny Tower has been called a downsized skyscraper and has a height of 38 feet only. It can fit into space with an area of 12 x 29 ft. It offers a total of 1,250 sq. feet that have been divided into five floors and a rooftop terrace.
The Off-Grid Guesthouse has been created by Anacapa and is situated on California’s coastline. The home protrudes from the hillside and provides choice views of magnificent scenery thanks to the living room opening up to the outside while featuring sliding glazing. It features a green roof and runs completely on solar panels. The water requirements are fulfilled from a well on the site.
You can check out different projects that were a part of 2019 Housing Awards below!