The six finalists in housebuilder Taylor Wimpey’s ‘home of the future’ contest have revealed their concept designs
The shortlisted schemes have been drawn up by Artform Architects, Igor Russo with Flanagan Lawrence, More Design, NewGround Architects, Origin 3 Studio and Openstudio Architects.
Architects are being invited to comment on the designs – which are not linked to the individual entrants – to win one of five £100 home technology vouchers.
Comments will close on 2 December, after which the concepts will be judged by a panel including Taylor Wimpey’s chief executive Pete Redfern, Glenn Howells of Glenn Howells Architects and Sasha Bhavan, founding partner of Knox Bhavan Architects.
Taylor Wimpey will then work with the winning team to develop its designs, with a view to building a prototype that could be used in the company’s wider standard portfolio of homes. The winner will also receive £10,000.
Taylor Wimpey divisional managing director John Gainham said: ‘We’ve been very impressed with the quality of the entries in our 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.’