Rainwater follows a course of pools and waterfalls to find its way to grey-water storage tanks in the basement

Secret hatches, moving walls and a sliding ladder all feature inside the Edinburgh home of architect Richard Murphy, which has been named RIBA House of the Year

The roof terrace

Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects is the 2016 RIBA House of the Year, chosen by the judges for its whimsy and charm. Located at the end of a sandstone terraced street in Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed New Town, the project is the house of its namesa.

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

View from the entrance to the roof terrace in to the living space

View from the entrance to the roof terrace in to the living space

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

Richard Murphy Architects: Murphy House at Hart Street, Edinburgh

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