We're pleased to have been short-listed as part of a team of four, including fellow Architects and Urban Designers from the University of Texas & Levitt Bernstein in this important and topical international competition launched by the NLA.
As the title of the competition suggests, our idea is 1 of 100 to solve the Housing Crisis exhibited at the NLA's exhibition space on Store Street from 15 October to 17 December. We'll be exhibiting alongside a number of well-known design firms and property consultancies, all attempting to tackle this pressing issue in their own way.
As the brief was left entirely open, the potential solutions cover everything from a design prototypes, to planning law, to the supply of land and more, with one thing in common: They all aim to increase the quality and quantity of housing supply in the UK.
Of course, what can be described as 'quality' is open to debate and it was left to each of the entrants to offer an answer to this in their own way.
Our answer settled for nothing less than a range of adaptable, affordable housing that would increase quality of life, improve community cohesion and would be architecturally unique and sustainable.
Our entry, 'Community Chest' is a system of design, finance and technology aimed at building capacity within the self-build housing sector. You can read about it in detail here and see the other short-listed entries on the NLA website.