Post date: Tuesday, 7th August 2012

Is this the future for British housing?

 
Voting ends Sunday in smart home design competition.

Voting ends 13 August in smart home design competition.

Six design concepts are battling it out in the Sunday Times 2012 British Homes Awards Tomorrow’s SmartHome competition.

Showcasing new technology, systems and materials, a significant legacy can be anticipated for the winning design – following in the footprints of Santiago, the winning design of last year’s competition for Tomorrow’s Townhouse, and the Gaunt Francis-designed Barratt Green House, winner of the 2007 Home of the Future competition.

The winning design will be built and displayed at the 2013 Ideal Home Show in London, and then moved to the BRE Innovation Park in Watford, where it will undergo a programme of monitoring.

The awards are organised in association with BRE, the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network (MBE KTN) and the Building Centre.

Voting is open till 13 August.

To vote in the competition, click here

The winning scheme will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in September.

The awards are organised in association with BRE, the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network (MBE KTN) and the Building Centre.

The six shortlisted designs are:

White Arkitekter: Street Smart:

An off-site manufactured home that can be controlled by a single system, accessible both in and out of the house.

Meadowcroft Grifffin: Flexi Home:

Flexi Home, a zero carbon home with solar panels, a ground source heat pump and iPad-run home monitoring

Pentan Partnership: S, M, L home

S, M, L home, (Stacking/Modular/Lifetime) which is made from five shipping containers stacked, insulated and clad in zinc and timber, and incorporates a range of controls.

Deverill-Jenkins: The Stromal House

A home with a glazed, energy-generating staircase and photovoltaic cladding. Energy use, appliances, security and ventilation are controlled through a single system.

Architect 8: Smart House: Responsive House

Responsive House uses panelised construction and incorporates such features as automated shutters

MORE design: Our House

The upside-down configured Our House boasts solar thermal panels, grey water recycling and a smartphone-run home control system.

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