The house of the year of 2016 of the Real Institute of British Architects is the perfect example of innovation in design. The award is given to the new houses designed by an architect from the United Kingdom, and this year that person it went to Richard Murphy Architects.
The house is located in Edinburgh and was created by and for Richard Murphy. Each one of its 540 ft2 is naturally illuminated, besides making an intelligent use of its spaces to create a comfortable and complete home.
When the temperature changes during the year the house “opens” to receive the warmth of the summer and “closes” to retain the heat during the winter.
The architects describes his home as “a quarter Soane, a quarter Scarpa, a quarter eco-house and a quarter Wallace and Gromit, the latter referring to the various ingenious devices in the house. In fact the house is beautifully composed and uniquely his own”.
Check out his wonderful piece and tell us how you incorporate eco-design into your projects.