Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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A house on Skye has been shortlisted for an architectural award.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named The Black House on the shortlist for its Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019.

The Black House, by Dualchas Architects, is a black timbered house located within a rocky depression.  

The house will be up against five others, including buildings in Berkshire, Tiverton and London.  

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.

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.

Image by David Barbour.

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