Revealed exclusively here on AJplus, the trio are three of seven architects to have submitted proposed schemes for houses that will sit alongside 133 others - designed by Richard Reid Architects - as part of Paxton's Howell's Mere Cotswold development, near Cirencester.
Speaking about the £500,000 houses, which are to be built as sustainable homes, Paxton said they would 'be the first examples of affordable architecture in the rural landscape'.
He said: 'They have to fit within a certain footprint; they have to be built for a certain price; they have to be environmentally responsible. Most importantly, they have to grow from nature rather than just land on it.
'They must also rely on nature for much of their energy. Wind turbines and geothermal technology are being investigated; roof tiles which are actually photo voltaic cells for solar power are being put through their paces.'