The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett’s Hannah Corlett Shortlisted for the AR House Awards 2020

3 November 2020

Congratulations to Hannah Corlett, whose architecture and urban design studio HNNA has been shortlisted for the AR House Awards 2020.

Couldrey House - HNNA. Photography by Rory Gardiner ©Peter Besley

The prestigious annual award recognises excellence in the design of private houses, and HNNA’s project joins 14 other houses from across the world in being nominated. The judging panel, which includes three previous AR House finalists, looked for ingenious, pioneering and problem-solving projects that evolved the idea of the house and the possibilities it offers for living.

HNNA’s nominated project, Couldrey House in Brisbane, Australia, covers 320 sqm of land in the foothills of Mount Coot-tha. It is characterised by a monolithic blind brick façade and continuous glazing along the north and east sides of the home, allowing generous views of the city below. Internally, sleeping spaces are stepped into the incline of the landscape while the upper floor offers an open living space. HNNA paid particular attention to the environmental impact and carbon footprint of the materials used. The brickwork and concrete superstructure allow the house to cool via thermal mass.

Hannah is a Senior Teaching Fellow and the Design Module Coordinator for The Bartlett's Architecture and Historic Urban Environments MA, and founded HNNA in 2004. The female led team are based in Islington and work on projects of varying scope and scale, from private dwellings to large-scale urban planning proposals.

We are delighted at HNNA that Couldrey House has been shortlisted for the 2020 International House Awards held by the Architectural Review. The house typifies our preoccupation with the nature of materials, the technology of fabrication and the poetics of space.

- Hannah Corlett

Architectural Review will announce the winner and commended projects at the end of November. They will also be published in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of The Architectural Review.

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