Red House

RIBA House of the Year 2022

A new build house in rural Dorset for an art collector and family. The house sits on the crest of a hill and takes advantage of spectacular views. Inspired by English houses from the arts and crafts to the Smithsons, each room has a tailored relationship to both its landscape setting and the particular way the owners wish to live. 

The project was named RIBA House of the Year 2022 in the final episode of the Channel 4 Grand Designs: House of the Year TV series which accompanies the award. David Kohn said, "This is a validation of the ambition and unerring support of our clients and the dedication of the whole project team. Furthermore, the jury have chosen to support architecture that is intimate, playful, colourful, and engages both with its context and history. I could not be more delighted.”

Read contributing editor Chris Foges' article about the project in the November 2021 RIBA Journal special houses issue and the architecture critic, Rowan Moore's piece in the Observer from January 2022, as well as the Architects' Journal Building Study by Nile Bridgeman.


          New build house and landscape


          Dorset, United Kingdom




          Completed 2020

          Design Team

          David Kohn, Robin Turner, Tom Whittaker, Matt Volsen, Jennifer Dyne


        • Ken Biggs Contractors
        • Momentum Structural Engineers 
          • SGA Consulting Service Engineer
          • Peter Gunning & Partners
          • Todd Longstaffe Gowan
          • 8 Holland Street
          • Assent Building Control
          • Insight CDM
          • AEWC Ecologist
          • Barrell Tree Consultancy
          • Bemacross Contractors

          • Photography
          • Will Pryce
            • Awards
            • RIBA House of the Year 2022
            • RIBA South West Award 2022
            • Brick Awards, Individual Housing Development 2023