Residential-Single Family

Best of 2015 News

Courtesy John Horner

For AN’s third annual design awards, seven jurors gathered in New York to review nearly 500 projects submitted by architects and designers.

The jury included Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Nicholas Koster, project manager at Snøhetta; Chee Perlman, editor and curator of Chee Company; Ana Garcia Puyol, computational designer at Thornton Tomasetti; Ali Tayar; founder of Parallel Design Partnership, Terence Riley, founding partner at Keenan/Riley, and Mimi Zeiger, AN’s west coast editor.

In each category, a winner and an honorable mention were selected, although there were a couple of ties. Over the coming days, we will be posting their selections in the 21 categories.

Residential-Single Family Winner

Rock Creek House
Architect: NADAAA
Location: Washington, D.C.

“The stair detailing was extraordinary and surprising, especially given the staid brick facade. The design respected the existing building but wasn’t beholden to it.”
—Mimi Zeiger, AN

Rock Creek House is a renovation of a 1920’s brick home that leverages the existing structure to capture the attic and basement; doubling the square footage, while also intertwining the once stratified living areas, work areas, and storage space. To establish a better relationship between rooms and open up the house to nature, the architects expanded the areas of glazing and freed up the layout. The most salient spatial interventions were the two new multi-story spaces that vertically connect the four floors of the home together, resulting in an informal home in constant dialogue with nature.


Honorable Mention

Courtesy Bates Masi Architects

Amagansett Dunes
Architect: Bates Masi Architects
Location: Amagansett, NY

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