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    America's top 17 residences revealed at 2015 American Architecture Awards

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    Sixty buildings, including 17 new houses, have been announced as winners at the 2015 American Architecture Awards. 

    Now in its 21st year, the American Architecture Awards are awarded to the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad, and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States.

    They are organised by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and honour the best and latest contributions to innovative contemporary American architecture.

    The 2015 edition featured everything from skyscrapers to landscape architecture projects and just about every building type in between. 

    Below are the 17 awarded house projects for 2015. 

    See the best new houses in Australia for comparison here. 

    Marlboro Music: Five Cottages, Marlboro, Vermont, 2014 by HGA Architects and Engineers. Photography by Paul Crosby

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    Topo House, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, 2013 by Johnsen Schmaling Architects. Photography by John J Macaulay

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    Dahlonega Residence, Bethesda, Maryland, 2013 by David Jameson Architect Inc.

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    Retrospect Vineyards Residence, Windsor, California, 2014 by Swatt Miers Architects. Photography by Russell Abraham

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    Vidalakis Residence, Portola Valley, California, 2014 by Swatt Miers Architects. Photography by Russell Abraham

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    Desert Canopy House, Palm Springs, California, 2013 by Sander Architects.  Photography by Sharon Risedorph

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    Butterfly House, Carmel, California, 2013 by Feldman Architecture. Image: Feldman Architecture

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    McElroy Residence, Laguna Beach, California, 2013 by Ehrlich Architects. Image: Ehrlich Architects

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    Quonochontaug House, Charlestown, Rhode Island, 2014 by Bernheimer Architecture PLLC. Photography by Jeremy Bittermann

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    Meyer Residence, Boston, Massachusetts, 2014 by Studio Luz Architects, Ltd. Image: Studio Luz Architects

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    Green House, Birmingham, Westport, Connecticut, 2014 by Roger Ferris + Partners. Photography by Paúl Rivera

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    East End House, Long Island, New York, 2013 by Christoff:Finio Architecture. Photography by Nikolas Koenig 

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    Skyhaus, San Francisco, California, 2014 by Aidlin Darling Design. Photography by Matthew Millman

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    Turner Residence, Larkspur, California, 2013 by Jensen Architects. Photography by Mariko Reed

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    4 Springs Lane, Rappahannock County, Virginia, 2013 by Robert M. Gurney Architect. Photography by Maxwell MacKenzie

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    bm Modular One, Bethesda, Maryland, 2013 by Robert M. Gurney Architect. Photography by Maxwell MacKenzie

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    Tred Avon River House, Easton, Maryland, 2013 by Robert M. Gurney Architect. Photography by Maxwell MacKenzie

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    The winning buildings and urban planning projects will be premiered at the 3rd Chicago Architecture Biennial this November. The exhibition, The City and the World, which combines The International Architecture Awards 2015 with The American Architecture Awards 2015, will then travel to Izmir, Turkey to be showcased at the Chamber of Turkish Architects-Izmur Branch, and The European Centre’s Contemporary Space Athens in Athens, Greece in 2016.

    The deadline for the 2016 American Architecture Awards is February 1, 2016.

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