Our entry into the RIBA housing 2020 competition to design a house for the future that could be adapted for a range of users and a range of locations.
A home for 2020 and beyond must be aspirational, both of its time and able to grow and develop as futures change and so not encourage our current “throw-away” culture. As well as providing a home it allows for families and communities to grow and develop together. The tetrohome for 2020+ puts this aspiration at the forefront of the design, providing a lifetime living layout fixed only by a staircase, external envelope and service spine.
The spine and stair are the key to the concept and allow internal spaces to orbit these anchor points giving future-proofed changeable layouts that can quickly respond to external environmental influences considering incoming services and energy provisions and in the internal environment of generous, healthy living homes.