Six designs shortlisted for ‘house of the future’ prize

Project 2020 Open Design Competition: Taylor Wimpey and RIBA reveal who's in the running

The six finalists have been picked in an X-Factor-style competition to design a “house of the future”.

Taylor Wimpey is backing the project, which launched earlier this year in partnership with RIBA, and will work with the winning team to develop their designs with a view to building a prototype, which could then be used in the housebuilder’s wider portfolio.

The six shortlisted entrants are Artform Architects, Igor Russo with Flanagan Lawrence, More Design, NewGround Architects, Origin 3 Studio and Openstudio Architects and you can check out their proposals and make comments here (the public survey runs until Friday 2nd December and participants will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of five £100 home technology vouchers).

John Gainham, Divisional Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey: “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.”