Affordable Village Housing

In 2013 we worked with the Prince’s Foundation on options for new affordable rural housing to support a ‘BIMBY’ campaign – ‘Beauty in My Back Yard’. Our work has included a hypothetical masterplanning study and a design for a simple three bedroom family house.

The house is conceived as  half of a semi-detached pair, but the design would also work in a terrace. The plan allows for open-plan family living but could be easily altered to provide a more cellular plan if desired or an accessible ground floor bedroom/bathroom.

The external materials and roof form could be varied to suit different contexts. Fenestration might also be altered to suit orientation. Porches provide further scope for variety without complicating the structure or thermal envelope of the building.