Six innovative ideas for houses of the future have just been revealed as part of Taylor Wimpey’s Project 2020 Open Design Competition, which was launched earlier this year in partnership with the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).
The creative designs by the six shortlisted entrants: Artform Architects, Igor Russo with Flanagan Lawrence, More Design, NewGround Architects, Origin 3 Studio and Openstudio Architects are now available to view. RIBA and Taylor Wimpey are inviting comments on the design ideas, with participants entered into a free prize draw to win one of five £100 home technology vouchers.
Once comments have closed at 2pm on Friday 2 December 2016, the entries will be judged by a panel including: Taylor Wimpey’s Chief Executive Pete Redfern, UK Director of Design Nick Rogers and UK Sales and Marketing Director Kevin Belsham, as well as Glenn Howells, from Glenn Howells Architects, RIBA Adviser, and Sasha Bhavan, from Knox Bhavan Architects.
Taylor Wimpey will work with the winning team to develop their designs with a view to building a prototype, which could then be used in Taylor Wimpey’s wider standard portfolio of homes.
John Gainham, Divisional Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey says:
“We have been very impressed with the quality of the entries in our Project 2020 Open Design Competition – which is aimed at exploring trends, changes and innovation in design, architecture and technology to help shape our range of new-build homes for 2020 and beyond.
“The initial concept brief asked for the design to consider key elements such as natural light, space for living and storage, flexibility and adaptability, and health and wellbeing, as well as functional requirements and a range of technology and construction considerations. We now have detailed designs from the six shortlisted entrants to consider further.
“The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for the winning architect to see their designs potentially replicated across Taylor Wimpey’s portfolio of homes.”
The shortlisted designs can be viewed at www.ribacompetitions.com/taylorwimpey which will be open for comments until 2pm on Friday 2nd December 2016.