ZCD Architects named finalist in AJ Barratt Home of the Future contest
ZCD Architects was one of ten finalists in the AJ Barratt Home of the Future competition.
The competition called for a design for a new home for the mass market that pushes against the tried-and-tested housebuilder approach while simultaneously recognising the tight constraints of their business model.
The homes had to be suitable for four different types of households and had to consider the demographic and technological changes which will affect the housing market in the next five to 10 years.
The contest was devised as a means of responding to rapidly changing patterns of household formation and consumer taste by harnessing the ‘creativity and innovation’ of architects. Launched in April, it immediately garnered huge interest from AJ’s readership. In August, 10 practices were shortlisted and asked to develop and fine-tune their designs ahead of a final judging session held the following month at the RIBA headquarters in Portland Place.