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House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the requirements of the user, is sometimes one of the most challenging and motivating tasks an architect can face. How can you take advantage of space most effectively? How can you avoid wasted material? How do you anticipate the possible future expansion of the house? And how do you develop a simple design that also delivers value to its inhabitants?

To help you in this process, we scoured our projects archives to select 30 houses that provide interesting architectural solutions despite measuring less than 100 square meters.

Faith Schools’ Joint Campus / BDP

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project BDP
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    5920.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell's Caring Wood Wins 2017 RIBA House of the Year

Winner: Caring Wood / James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell. Image © James Morris
Winner: Caring Wood / James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell. Image © James Morris

James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell’s reimagining of the English country house, “Caring Wood,” has been selected as the 2017 RIBA House of the Year, bestowed annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to the “best new house or house extension designed by an architect in the UK.”

Inspired by the traditional ‘oast houses’ – agricultural buildings used for kilning hops – found in the county of Kent, the house was lauded by the jury for its celebrating of local building crafts and traditions, including the use of handmade peg clay tiles, locally quarried ragstone and coppiced chestnut shingles.

Winner: Caring Wood / James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell. Image © James Morris Winner: Caring Wood / James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell. Image © James Morris Winner: Caring Wood / James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell. Image © James Morris Winner: Caring Wood / James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell. Image © James Morris + 28

Tinhouse / Rural Design

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Houses  · 
Highland, United Kingdom
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Rural Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    70.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

RIBA Announces 46 Winners for 2016 National Awards

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2016 RIBA National Awards. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best building of the year will be drawn from these 46 award-winning buildings.

Technology and Innovation Centre / BDP

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University  · 
Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • architects Authors of this architecture project BDP
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

House in Elie / WT Architecture

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Houses  · 
  • architects Authors of this architecture project WT Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    275.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA North West Awards

A total of 15 projects have been shortlisted for RIBA North West 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by John McAslan + Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, MUMA and Carmody Groake. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize. The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize was won by Haworth Tompkins for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, a project which was shortlisted by this branch of the RIBA. Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios' Manchester School of Art also made it to the national finals.

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

St John Bosco Art College / BDP

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High School  · 
Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project BDP
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    11000.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Haworth Tompkins' Everyman Theatre Wins the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize

Haworth Tompkins' Everyman Theatre has won the RIBA Stirling Prize for 2014, beating competition from Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, Mecanoo, O'Donnell + Tuomey and Feilden Clegg Bradley. The result was announced last night by RIBA President Stephen Hodder at an event held at the RIBA's Headquarter's in London, with Hodder saying that "Haworth Tompkins have struck the perfect balance between continuity and change" and calling the scheme "a ground-breaking example of how to build a daring, bold and highly sustainable large public building in a historic city centre."

RIBA Selects Six Houses for 2014 Manser Medal Shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for this year's Manser Medal, the award given for Britain's best new house. With a shortlist comprising a mixture of two London townhouses, a seaside getaway and three remote getaways in Scotland and Wales, the winner of this year's Manser medal will be announced at the RIBA's awards ceremony on October 16th.

RIBA President Steven Hodder said of the shortlisted schemes: "With each of the projects, the architects have added real value to the homeowner’s happiness and wellbeing. The originality, ingenuity and innovation on show in this shortlist should be an inspiration for anyone planning to build or make improvements to their own home. I encourage the UK’s volume house builders to look at the shortlisted schemes – we all deserve to live in homes that comfort and delight us."

Read on after the break for all six shortlisted projects

Cliff House / Dualchas Architects. Image © Alistair Nicholls Luker House / Jamie Fobart Architects. Image © Oliver Hess The Kench / Meloy Architects. Image © Jim Stephenson House no 7 / Denizen Works. Image © David Barbour + 34

House No.7 / Denizen Works

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Renovation  · 
Heanish, United Kingdom
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Denizen Works
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012

RIAS Announces this Year's 13 Best Scottish Buildings

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) have announced the winners of the 2014 RIAS Awards. Selected from the 83 entries, these buildings represent the best in Scottish architecture from the past year. This year Glasgow buildings make up significant number of the 13 winners, demonstrating the positive results of the city gearing up to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games later this summer.

The RIAS Awards are held in parallel with the RIBA National Awards, with submitted projects eligible for both. This year, 4 RIAS Award winners were also RIBA National Award winners. See the full list of winners after the break.

Clydebank East Workshops / Elder & Cannon Architects. Image © Cadzow Pelosi The SSE Hydro / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young House No. 7 / Denizen Works Ltd. Image © David Barbour Scottish Water – The Bridge / Reiach & Hall Architects. Image © Andrew Lee + 13

Edinburgh Drinking Water / BDP

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Factory  · 
East Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom
  • architects Authors of this architecture project BDP
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2012