Architects have until 16 June to register for an ‘overwhelmingly popular’ contest to design the home of the future
The Future Homes competition asks UK-based architects, architectural designers and architectural and design firms to consider what homeowners will want in five to 10 years’ time and design a bold and innovative house in response which will appeal to the mass market.
Barratt Homes have extended the registration date for the contest until next Tuesday (16 June) due to ‘overwhelming demand’. The closing date for entry submissions is 31 July 2015.
The winner will be awarded a cash sum to cover competition submission costs of up to £20,000. The housebuilder will then work with the individual or organisation to develop and build a prototype home, paying additional fees of up to £20,000.
Three outstanding runners-up will receive special commendations for their designs and Barratt Homes will offer a cash sum to cover competition submission fees of up to £10,000 each. The developer may also commission some or all of the runners-up to develop prototypes, paying additional fees of up to £10,000 each.
Both winners and runners-up will be publicised by Barratt Homes and the AJ.
Barratt group sales and marketing director Jeremy Hipkiss said: ‘Household formation is changing and consumer tastes are evolving, driven by changing lifestyles and technology.
‘Barratt want to harness the creativity and innovation of the architectural profession to respond to these trends into the next decade. This is an exciting project that could influence housebuilding for years to come.’
AJ editor Rory Olcayto said: ‘Housing has become one of the defining issues of our age and this exciting contest is about ensuring that the homes of 2020 and 2025 are cutting-edge yet built to last.
‘One of Britain’s top housebuilders is looking for Britain’s best architectural talent to rethink how the typical home is laid out, how it responds to its environment and how it interacts with the latest technology. The very best design will then be constructed.’
Those wishing to pre-register their interest should email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your name, UK postal address, phone number
- Your professional qualifications
- Whether you will be entering as an individual or on behalf of a practice. If the latter, the name of the company, number of employees and confirmation that you have approval to enter on the company’s behalf.
Deadline looms for Barratt and AJ Future Homes competition