Hill House, on the northern slopes of Bath by city-based architects Mike Keys and Anne Claxton, has won a prestigious architectural RIBA South West Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Chair of the jury Chris Dyson of Chris Dyson Architects said: “Two parallel linear wings that effortlessly step in plan create separation between two bedrooms at one end and open plan living areas and master bedroom at the other.
“At the centre of the plan is the west facing entrance that leads directly into the open plan living areas.
“We admired the sophisticated elegant simplicity of the plan, the subtle massing for a large family house within a conservation area, and world heritage site. Modernism of this quality is rare within the centre of Bath and should be encouraged.
“The sensitive choice of brick gave the building a distinctive colour tone and texture that worked well adjacent to the ashlar Bath stone villas and terraces.”
RIBA South West Awards recognise examples of innovative and outstanding new architecture within the region.
From a shortlist of 19, and 57 initial entries, the 14 award-winning 2017 projects spread from Devon to Gloucestershire to Dorset.
RIBA South West Award winners will be considered for a highly-coveted RIBA National Award, announced on 22nd June.
The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the best building of the year will be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings later in the year.
RIBA South West regional director Jon Watkins said: “RIBA Awards always bring out the best in local and national architects across the South West, and this year’s award-winning projects offer quality, diversity of type and scale, excellence in design, and lots and lots of pure delight.”