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RIBA awards architecturespossibles with 2012 Manser Medal

© George Dupin
© George Dupin

Maison L, the dramatic addition that transformed an 18th century orangery into an innovative contemporary house on the outskirts of Paris, has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) 2012 Manser Medal for best newly designed private house. The major restoration and extension was designed by christian pottgiesser architecturespossibles (CPAP), a well-published practiced based in Paris whose portfolio ranges from small private homes to large scale urban design. The French home was selected over four other impressive residences, seen here on the 2012 Manser Medal shortlist. Continue reading for more. 

RIBA Manser Medal 2012 Shortlist

Private house East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects © James Brittain
Private house East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects © James Brittain

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2012 shortlist for the UK’s pre-eminent private housing design award, the Manser Medal. These five houses, chosen from winners of RIBA Awards and RIBA regional awards, are competing for the UK’s “best new house”. The 2012 Manser Medal shortlist includes: The Dune House in Thorpeness, Suffolk / Jarmund Vigsnaes Architects & Mole Architects Private house in Gloucestershire / Found Associates Private house in East Sussex / Duggan Morris Architects Two Passive Solar Gain Houses, Porthadown, Cornwall / Simon Conder Associates Maison L, Ile de France / Christian Pottgiesser – Architecture Possibles The winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize dinner October 13, 2012 in Manchester. This year’s judges include Michael Manser CBE, architect; Lady Jill Ritblat; and Tony Chapman, Hon FRIBA, RIBA Head of Awards. Learn more about each project after the break.

Spiritual and Cultural Russian Orthodox Center / Christian Pottgiesser architecturespossibles

Courtesy of Christian Pottgiesser architecturespossibles
Courtesy of Christian Pottgiesser architecturespossibles

Christian Pottgiesser architecturespossibles recently shared with us their entry for the Russian Orthodox Center in Paris. Read about their proposal and view their renderings and video after the break.