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Gallery: AIA honors North America's best new homes

Gallery: AIA honors North Amer...
Ghost Wash House, by Architecture-Infrastructure-Research, is one of the 11 projects highlighted in AIA's 2018 Housing Awards
Ghost Wash House, by Architecture-Infrastructure-Research, is one of the 11 projects highlighted in AIA's 2018 Housing Awards
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Bear Stand was designed by high-profile architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
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Bear Stand was designed by high-profile architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Bear Stand is located northeast of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada
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Bear Stand is located northeast of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada
Bear Stand is situated along the shores of Contau Lake on a huge remote, seasonally isolated woodland site
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Bear Stand is situated along the shores of Contau Lake on a huge remote, seasonally isolated woodland site
Bear Stand residence is installed between a lake and a granite rock-face rising up to the south
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Bear Stand residence is installed between a lake and a granite rock-face rising up to the south
Bear Stand serves as a jumping-off point to an expansive private trail network fashioned by the client
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Bear Stand serves as a jumping-off point to an expansive private trail network fashioned by the client
Bear Stand has a total floorspace of 3,300 sq ft (306 sq m)
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Bear Stand has a total floorspace of 3,300 sq ft (306 sq m)
Bear Stand was recognized in the One- and Two-Family Custom Residences category
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Bear Stand was recognized in the One- and Two-Family Custom Residences category
Ghost Wash House was designed by A-I-R (Architecture-Infrastructure-Research) Architects
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Ghost Wash House was designed by A-I-R (Architecture-Infrastructure-Research) Architects
Ghost Wash House is located along the hillside of the north side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona
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Ghost Wash House is located along the hillside of the north side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona
Ghost Wash House is flanked by two washes that manage storm water moving down the mountain
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Ghost Wash House is flanked by two washes that manage storm water moving down the mountain
Ghost Wash House was recognized in the One- and Two-Family Custom Residences category
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Ghost Wash House was recognized in the One- and Two-Family Custom Residences category
Ghost Wash House, by Architecture-Infrastructure-Research, is one of the 11 projects highlighted in AIA's 2018 Housing Awards
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Ghost Wash House, by Architecture-Infrastructure-Research, is one of the 11 projects highlighted in AIA's 2018 Housing Awards
South 5th Street Residence was designed by alterstudio architecture
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South 5th Street Residence was designed by alterstudio architecture
South 5th Street Residence was recognized in the One- and Two-Family Custom Residences category
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South 5th Street Residence was recognized in the One- and Two-Family Custom Residences category
South 5th Residence features a cantilevering living room near a large tree
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South 5th Residence features a cantilevering living room near a large tree
South 5th Residence is located in Austin, Texas
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South 5th Residence is located in Austin, Texas
South 5th Street Residence was designed by alterstudio architecture
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South 5th Street Residence was designed by alterstudio architecture
South 5th Residence's concrete, mill-finished steel and raw stucco textures are contrasted against custom glazed walls
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South 5th Residence's concrete, mill-finished steel and raw stucco textures are contrasted against custom glazed walls
Underhill was designed by Bates Masi + Architects
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Underhill was designed by Bates Masi + Architects
Underhill was recognized in the One- and Two-Family Custom Residences category
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Underhill was recognized in the One- and Two-Family Custom Residences category
Underhill is located in Matinecock, New York
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Underhill is located in Matinecock, New York
Underhill comprises a group of modest gabled structures inspired by Quaker values of simplicity, humility, and inner focus
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Underhill comprises a group of modest gabled structures inspired by Quaker values of simplicity, humility, and inner focus
Underhill draws design inspiration from the history of the location, an early Quaker settlement
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Underhill draws design inspiration from the history of the location, an early Quaker settlement
3106 St. Thomas was designed by OJT 
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3106 St. Thomas was designed by OJT 
3106 St. Thomas is located in New Orleans, Louisiana
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3106 St. Thomas is located in New Orleans, Louisiana
3106 St. Thomas was recognized in the One- and Two-family Production Homes (category two)
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3106 St. Thomas was recognized in the One- and Two-family Production Homes (category two)
3106 St. Thomas is the first unit of a speculative housing development that specifically targets demand for affordable homes in quickly gentrifying  neighborhoods
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3106 St. Thomas is the first unit of a speculative housing development that specifically targets demand for affordable homes in quickly gentrifying  neighborhoods
3106 St. Thomas squeezes into an undersized lot in the Irish Channel neighborhood
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3106 St. Thomas squeezes into an undersized lot in the Irish Channel neighborhood
"Innovative in the manner in which it creates a livable floor plan, attractive massing, on an exceptionally tight lot, at an affordable price point" says AIA's judge statement concerning 3106 St. Thomas
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"Innovative in the manner in which it creates a livable floor plan, attractive massing, on an exceptionally tight lot, at an affordable price point" says AIA's judge statement concerning 3106 St. Thomas
3106 St. Thomas takes advantage of a generous maximum height of 40 ft (12 m) allowed on the site
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3106 St. Thomas takes advantage of a generous maximum height of 40 ft (12 m) allowed on the site
Linea Residence G was designed by Poon Design 
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Linea Residence G was designed by Poon Design 
Linea Residence G is located in Palm Springs, California
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Linea Residence G is located in Palm Springs, California
Linea Residence G was recognized in the One- and Two-family Production Homes (category two) category
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Linea Residence G was recognized in the One- and Two-family Production Homes (category two) category
Linea Residence H offers a production home 
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Linea Residence H offers a production home 
Linea Residence H is designed to adapt to the many ways a single person, couple, or growing family may choose to live
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Linea Residence H is designed to adapt to the many ways a single person, couple, or growing family may choose to live
"This house is remarkably beautiful and contextually appropriate, especially given the stated cost per square foot. It seems to have a wealth of features and a design that accentuates the nearby landscape," says AIA's judge statement concerning Linea Residence H
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"This house is remarkably beautiful and contextually appropriate, especially given the stated cost per square foot. It seems to have a wealth of features and a design that accentuates the nearby landscape," says AIA's judge statement concerning Linea Residence H
Linea Residence G was designed by Poon Design
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Linea Residence G was designed by Poon Design
150 Charles was designed by COOKFOX Architects
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150 Charles was designed by COOKFOX Architects
150 Charles is located in New York City, New York
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150 Charles is located in New York City, New York
150 Charles was recognized in the Multifamily Housing (category three) category
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150 Charles was recognized in the Multifamily Housing (category three) category
150 Charles overlooks the expanse of the Hudson River waterfront
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150 Charles overlooks the expanse of the Hudson River waterfront
150 Charles' site is covered by gardens, and each resident has direct access to nature through private or shared terraces and the central courtyard
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150 Charles' site is covered by gardens, and each resident has direct access to nature through private or shared terraces and the central courtyard
"Nicely designed urban project with nice use of outdoor space and enhancing views. The use of greenspace throughout is exceptional," says AIA's judge statement concerning 150 Charles
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"Nicely designed urban project with nice use of outdoor space and enhancing views. The use of greenspace throughout is exceptional," says AIA's judge statement concerning 150 Charles
150 Charles is located in New York City, New York
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150 Charles is located in New York City, New York
Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
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Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut
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Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut
Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University is designed in the Gothic style 
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Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University is designed in the Gothic style 
Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University provides 452 student beds grouped in varying types of suites, a 300-seat dining hall and adjacent servery, a student common room, a library, a faculty and more
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Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University provides 452 student beds grouped in varying types of suites, a 300-seat dining hall and adjacent servery, a student common room, a library, a faculty and more
Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University was recognized in the Specialized Housing category 
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Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University was recognized in the Specialized Housing category 
Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University is organized around nine quadrangles and sixteen arched passageways
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Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University is organized around nine quadrangles and sixteen arched passageways
Navy Green was designed by FXCollaborative
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Navy Green was designed by FXCollaborative
Navy Green is located in Brooklyn, New York
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Navy Green is located in Brooklyn, New York
Navy Green was recognized in the Multifamily Housing (category three) category
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Navy Green was recognized in the Multifamily Housing (category three) category
Navy Green transformed the historic Navy Brig site in Brooklyn into a residential and retail development covering nearly an entire city block
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Navy Green transformed the historic Navy Brig site in Brooklyn into a residential and retail development covering nearly an entire city block
Navy Green is certified LEED Silver for Neighborhood Development (a green building standard)
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Navy Green is certified LEED Silver for Neighborhood Development (a green building standard)
"The integration of units of varying levels of income is well done, and the public green space on the podium is a fantastic amenity for all users," says AIA's judge statement concerning Navy Green
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"The integration of units of varying levels of income is well done, and the public green space on the podium is a fantastic amenity for all users," says AIA's judge statement concerning Navy Green
Navy Green comprises four multi-family residential buildings, two rows of market-rate townhouses, community facility and retail space, and a central common green space
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Navy Green comprises four multi-family residential buildings, two rows of market-rate townhouses, community facility and retail space, and a central common green space
"I find this to be an exceptionally creative and appealing  project. Conceptually it's quite simple, nonetheless it's  wholly unique and beautiful," says the AIA's judge statement concerning Mariposa1038
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"I find this to be an exceptionally creative and appealing  project. Conceptually it's quite simple, nonetheless it's  wholly unique and beautiful," says the AIA's judge statement concerning Mariposa1038
Mariposa1038 is located in Los Angeles, California and was designed by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
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Mariposa1038 is located in Los Angeles, California and was designed by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects
Mariposa1038 was recognized in the Multifamily Housing (category three) category
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Mariposa1038 was recognized in the Multifamily Housing (category three) category
Crest Apartments is located in Van Nuys, California
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Crest Apartments is located in Van Nuys, California
Crest Apartments was designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture
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Crest Apartments was designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture
Crest Apartments was recognized in the Specialized Housing (category four) category
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Crest Apartments was recognized in the Specialized Housing (category four) category
Crest Apartments provides 64 homes for Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable homeless individuals, including 23 homeless veterans
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Crest Apartments provides 64 homes for Los Angeles County’s most vulnerable homeless individuals, including 23 homeless veterans
Crest Apartments includes studio apartments and community spaces for residents 
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Crest Apartments includes studio apartments and community spaces for residents 
Crest Apartments is rated LEED Platinum (a green building standard)
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Crest Apartments is rated LEED Platinum (a green building standard)
"The project manages to achieve a strong aesthetic beauty with tight budget constraints and a program that requires both construction longevity with minimal maintenance cost. It utilizes extensive active and passive design features that embrace sustainability, low energy usage, and a healthy indoor living environment," says the AIA judge statement concerning Crest Apartments
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"The project manages to achieve a strong aesthetic beauty with tight budget constraints and a program that requires both construction longevity with minimal maintenance cost. It utilizes extensive active and passive design features that embrace sustainability, low energy usage, and a healthy indoor living environment," says the AIA judge statement concerning Crest Apartments

Each year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) declares the best new American homes for its Housing Awards. The awards provide a good opportunity to check out the current state of residential architecture by US-based firms and 2018's selection ranges from enviable luxury pads to housing for homeless war veterans.

Established to honor the best in housing design, AIA's Housing Awards is now in its 18th year. There are a total of 11 projects highlighted this year. As usual, they're split into multiple categories: One/Two Family Custom Residences, One/Two Family Production Homes, Multifamily Housing, and Specialized Housing.

Bear Stand is situated along the shores of Contau Lake on a huge remote, seasonally isolated woodland site
Bear Stand is situated along the shores of Contau Lake on a huge remote, seasonally isolated woodland site

The Bear Stand, by high-profile firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, is one standout. Located northeast of Toronto, Canada, the high-end vacation rental serves as a jumping-off point to a large private trail network. The home is situated between a lake and granite rock-face and its palette of wooden beams and generous glazing enable it to take its place well within the rugged landscape.

Crest Apartments was recognized in the Specialized Housing (category four) category
Crest Apartments was recognized in the Specialized Housing (category four) category

Crest Apartments is another highlight. Located in Van Nuys, California, and designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture, it comprises 64 homes, as well as on-site support services, for vulnerable homeless people, including veterans. The building is LEED Platinum certified (a green building standard) and features energy-efficient appliances and heating/cooling systems.

Head to the gallery to see the rest of the projects highlighted in AIA's 2018 Housing Awards.

Source: AIA

2 comments
ChairmanLMAO
looks alot like the house on aakas island on arkadia planet :)
Cody Blank
Someone at FXCollaborative is a Frank Lloyd Wright fan. That oval interior space looks like you took the open interior space of the Marin Civic Center and gave it a modern Scandinavian palette.