Submitted for the 2015 Sunday Times British Home Awards, ‘The Hundred Year Home’ is an affordable three bedroom two storey housing typology that seeks to make the everyday delightful.
Responding to the brief requirements for a density of 40 dwellings per hectare, we achieve living spaces that are through-lit and exploit corner conditions by the simple device of slanting the plots and shifting the mass of the houses. The stepped massing gives an identity and attractive appearance to each home regardless of its configuration as terrace, semi-detached or detached typology.
Taking inspiration from Victorian and Edwardian terraces, the construction allows for flexible adaptation to the needs of the home in the distant future. We remain mindful of the needs of the present with a home where the latest technology is seamlessly integrated so the timeless qualities of proportion and light prevail and the open, adaptable and flexible plan minimizes circulation space whilst being accessible for all.
At the forefront of our considerations are the daily lives and wellbeing of owners, residents and neighbours by creating homes and a neighbourhood that is flexible and adaptable to help foster a less transient and settled community that is friendly and sociable.
We place a strong emphasis on creating a beautiful and delightful place to live that resonates with the historic craft tradition of the location. Materials are selected to be robust and matures gracefully with minimal maintenance over an extended design life all realised through a timeless architectural expression.
Architects: C.F. Møller Architects