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Bishopton pilot project delivers adaptable home prototypes

May 7 2019

Bishopton pilot project delivers adaptable home prototypes

Taylor Wimpey has created two prototype homes at their Dargavel Village development in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, as part of a pilot initiative to design homes which can be more readily adapted to the individuals own living requirements.

Project 2020 marries enhanced build and energy efficiency and is the product of an international design competition conducted in partnership with the RIBA.

Open Studio Architects beat off 100 other entries with the ‘Infinite House’, a design which accommodates future expansion into the roof space, larger windows and a choice of exteriors.

Built using a closed panel timber frame system the properties will be made available to universities and schools before being offered to the public for sale.

Graeme Oswald, design & planning manager at Taylor Wimpey said: “Project 2020 is about seeking out the most up-to-date research available and building homes to match how our customers want to live, by using innovative construction methods and materials that will deliver the quality they expect.

“These prototypes will prove invaluable in building Taylor Wimpey’s future strategies and ensure the homes that are built for the next generation of customers exceed their expectations, suit their changing lifestyles and meet the highest environmental standards.”

A total of nine prototype homes are being built across Bishopton, Manchester and Oxfordshire, with a different construction method employed in each region.


Mr Concise
#1 Posted by Mr Concise on 7 May 2019 at 12:02 PM
The small houses to the left are huge.
Walt Disney
#2 Posted by Walt Disney on 7 May 2019 at 13:37 PM
So are they adaptable because you can put an extra mid floor at each storey? Eaves level of the trad hoosebuilder hoose is at cill level on the 'prototype' house. Either there are some interesting spatial gymnastics going on or the CGI is wrong?
#3 Posted by gordon on 7 May 2019 at 14:52 PM
unproportionate! These are high rise detached single family dwellings! glad it wasn't me who designed them! BETAMAX VERSION!
boaby wan
#4 Posted by boaby wan on 7 May 2019 at 16:07 PM
They are manky!
The best adaptation would be a full demo... In all seriousness, are taylor wimpey really thinking that anyone is going to live in their shoeboxes long enough to worry about adapting them?
#5 Posted by Donnie on 8 May 2019 at 15:46 PM
I'd probably rather live in the house on the left than the bland soleless suburban house on the right.

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