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Revealed: Finalists in British Homes Awards flood-resistant house contest

The designs have been revealed by the five teams shortlisted in the British Homes Awards competition to design a flood-proof house 

The schemes have been drawn up finalists Alma-nac, re|form [architects & urban strategists], Steve Algar with Quorus Property Group, JTP with Ed Barsley, and water experts BACA Architects. 

The annual awards, backed by the Sunday Times, champion the best in UK housing design in more than a dozen categories, ranging from the best one-off house under 2,500 sq ft to the most successful development of more than 100 homes.

The 2016 design contest, which is being run in partnership with the AJ, the BRE and the NHIC, seeks a prototype for a three-bedroom, 6x9m, up to three-storey home which exemplifies ‘resilience’, including energy efficiency and energy generation.

The winning design will be presented to major housebuilders and developers for evaluation as a blueprint for potential new build sites. 

Architects were encouraged ‘to embrace innovative products and concepts’ with their submissions, as well as to ensure their scheme was ‘buildable and replicable and compliant with Building Regulations to conform to NHBC/Premier Guarantee standards’.

The shortlist was judged by a high-profile jury chaired by Robert Adam of ADAM Architecture. It included AJ editorial director Paul Finch, Jo McCafferty of Levitt Bernstein, BRE chief executive Peter Bonfield and architect Lynne Sullivan.

The winning scheme will be decided by public vote. To choose your favourite click here

The shortlisted entries 

  • Steve Algar/Quorus PGL: Fresh House
  • JTP LLP/Ed Barsley: A Home for all Seasons
  • BACA Architects: Village Green to Village Blue
  • re|form [architects & urban strategists]: Lifted House
  • Alma-nac: The Adaptable House

    Alma-nac: The Adaptable House

    BHA design contest finalist 2016

    Alma-nac: The Adaptable House

The winning design will be announced at the presentation of the Sunday Times British Homes Awards in London on 14 October.