WAN – houses of the year 2012 finalists

WAN (World Architecture News) has announced their finalist long list for the 2012 houses of the year awards.

here is a link to all the entries.

amazingly, two vancouver houses made it to the list this year! have a look :

southlands residence


the southlands residence, vancouver, canada

designed by : DIALOG






house 4249


house 4249, west vancouver, canada

designed by : DGBK





below are some of my other favorites:

park road
park road, london, united kingdom

designed by : display architecture






two passive solar gain houses


two passive solar gain houses, porthtowan, cornwall, united kingdom

designed by : simon conder associates

nice to see someone using passive solar concepts to reduce heating load in a house. the overall design is kept simple as well.




house in kings cross


house in kings cross, king city, canada

designed by : bortolotto design architect inc.

not only is this house also in canada, but it also makes use of some key sustainable features.




coalcliff house


coalcliff house, sydney, new south wales, australia

designed by : indyk architects pty ltd








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