IW holiday home makes it on to RIBA award shortlist

By IW Observer.co.uk Mar 10, 2022

An Isle of Wight holiday home is one of eighteen projects to be shortlisted for the 2022 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) south awards.

London-based Ström Architects have been nominated for their build, Island Rest, a contemporary family holiday home at Wootton Creek, a project that was completed in 2019.

On their website, the firm has included some details about the build, commenting: “Our design is low in profile, simple single-storey rectilinear form containing the main living and dining area with a bedroom ‘wing’ leading off it.

“The master suite is the exception – this has been kept separate from the other bedrooms and is situated at the other end of the living area with access to the deck outside. Every room in the house has been situated to maximise the views to the north, but the living areas also look out onto the south-facing courtyard, allowing sunshine deep into the plan. This creates a dramatic impact as you look through the house to the gardens and water beyond, and inside a sense of light and space.”

The winning project will be announced this spring, after being assessed by a regional jury.

Regional award winners are considered for several RIBA Special Awards, including the RIBA Sustainability Award and the RIBA Building of the Year.