As the needs, expectations and possibilities of the home are shifting, designing a house enables architects to experiment with form and with materials but also to radically rethink the ways in which we live our everyday lives.

Enter your projects using our simple registration. All projects must have been completed after January 2017, there are no budget or location restrictions.

Why enter

  • All entries will be reviewed by the expert international judging panel which will choose a shortlist of 15 projects
  • The top six commended projects will then be visited by an independent critic before the winner is selected by the judges
  • All entrants will have their project listed on the AR House awards website, each with an image and URL
  • All shortlisted projects will be featured in the December 2022 / January 2023 issue of The Architectural Review
  • All shortlisted projects will be featured in the December/January 2023 issue of The Architectural Review, with in-depth building studies for the top six
  • Photographs of the winning project will be considered by the editorial team for the front cover of The Architectural Review
  • The winner will present their project at AR House Live in December 2022 and participate in a conversation with the editor and judges

How to enter

  • Read the entry guidelines
  • Register on the entry page
  • You will receive an email, click on the link to validate your account, or add the validation code. You will need to do this before you can complete your entry 
  • Submit your entry via the online entry form. Your entry should consist of:
    • two A2 boards, uploaded as two separate PDF files containing compressed images – files should not exceed 12Mb and boards need to be anonymous, otherwise they may be disqualified
    • boards must include drawings (at least one plan and one section) of the project, photographs and a short explanatory text (~250 words are recommended) as well as the project location (city or region and country)
    • one high-resolution JPEG image (480x480px) to be added to our gallery of entries on this website

You can view entry board examples from AR House awards 2021 winners and highly commended.

Entry by 2021 winner Nomos
Board 1
Board 2


Entry by 2021 highly commended Manthey Kula
Board 1
Board 2

Submit your entry by the deadline (26 August 2022). You can start and save your entry to come back to at any point before the deadline.

To submit your entry, agree to the terms and conditions and click ‘complete’ at the bottom of the page. You can start and save your entry to come back to at any point before the deadline. If you forget your password, please use the reset password link on the login page. If you have any questions, please get in touch with William Perkin on william.perkin@emap.com or call (+44) 203 953 2941.


To submit your entry, agree to the terms and conditions and click complete at the bottom of the page. You can start and save your entry to come back to at any point before the deadline. If you forget your password, please use the reset password link on the login page Boards should include at least ONE PLAN and ONE SECTION of the project as well as images and a short explanatory text.

What to enter

Most entries are single-family houses but also eligible are: holiday homes, countryside retreats, mountain cabins, projects that combine a home with another programme (office, studio, gallery, etc), prototypes, experiments and university projects, extensions and interior renovations, existing buildings converted into homes. Homes for a group of people living together are also eligible as long as they remain small-scale and constitute a single ‘home’ for a particular community – eg. Habitat for Orphan Girls, Doctors’ Housing.

  • Projects must be finished and inhabited, and it should be possible for someone to visit
  • Projects must be less than 5 years old, so construction must have completed after January 2017
  • Large housing blocks are not eligible

Deadlines and prices

Early bird deadline: 24 June 2022 – £325 + VAT

Entry deadline: 26 August 2022 – £375 + VAT

Extended Deadline: 9 September 2022– £375 + VAT


Use of images for promotional material

The Architectural Review reserves the right to make use of images of winning projects (both in print and digital media) for promotional material and editorial use in connection with the award. For instance, this might include publicising an exhibition (of winning entries), a lecture series (featuring the winning architects), or promoting the award itself. Use of material in this capacity either in whole or part will not attract payment of copyright. Where we are made aware of their names, photographers will be credited.