September 2014Silvester Fuller’s Future Home concept has been shortlisted in the Sydney Living Museums – Home of Tomorrow Competition. Our idea identifies affordability as the primary typology driver for future housing. We bent the competition rules a little by proposing an alternative to the requested single house on a typical suburban block… and instead proposed an alternate land use model, combining compact housing with generous shared amenity.
You can view all the shortlisted teams and vote in the People’s Choice Award for both the Professional and Student Category by visiting Sydney Living Museums or click here. Voting closes on 13th October 2014.
|Our Design Statement:
The home of tomorrow is BETTER not BIGGER than the home of today. It does more with less. It strikes a balance between individuality and community, public and private. It captures the power of sharing and sub-community creation. It seeks to provide the minimum spatial requirements whilst capitalising on the benefits and increased amenity offered through grouped living. Private, semi-private, semi-public garden, public street are grouped and located sympathetic to each other. Public and private areas within the home are given specific direction.
Our belief is that the Home of Tomorrow sits between the single free-standing home and the apartment building. Terraced housing provides this balance. Offering the security of a single plot per family whilst maximising the use of external space through a shared rear park, offering all the benefits and more of a traditional back yard with costs associated with pools and gardens shared amongst a tight community of families. In this configuration we are able to provide double the number of homes per standard suburban lot, whilst offering greater amenity when compared to a solo lot. Spaces within the home are fixed and specific. This approach actually enables a flexibility of use depending on the type of event. A variety of compact spaces, generous in volume are tailored to the activities of living. The epidemic of housing obesity in Australia is a product of the wish for each room catering to multiple events, a duplication of uses and apparent flexibility. Our solution aims to challenge this approach. More… for less.