Bishopton pilot project delivers adaptable home prototypes
May 7 2019
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.
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?
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