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26 Nov 2013

Private Rental Housing Design Contest Winners

Design ideas for housing in the private rental market – Winners announced

26 November 2013 – Following a unanimous verdict from the judges, the winners of the competition for Housing in the Private Rental Market were announced on Monday 25 November at an award ceremony held at the RIBA, London. The competition was launched earlier this year by The Wates Group, Wates Family Enterprise Trust and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) following recommendations in The Future Homes Commission report.

The joint winners are:

Metropolitan Workshop with Sir Richard MacCormac, WT Partnership, XC02 and Lee Mallet, London

Carl Turner Architects, London

Metropolitan Workshop Architecture and Urbanism
Metropolitan Workshop design
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Carl Turner
Carl Turner Architects design
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The runner up prize is awarded to actLAB, New York and Andrew Stoane Architect, Edinburgh is highly commended.

Kris Hopkins, Minister for Housing, said: “The Government attaches a great deal of importance to improving the design of homes and neighbourhoods. A core part of the mission is the commitment of both the Government and the Royal Institute of British Architects to building a bigger and better Private Rented Sector to help the country meet its housing needs and to raise standards in the sector. I believe these awards are an invaluable way of recognising and rewarding projects that set the standard for great architecture all across the country.”

Tim Wates said: “This has been a very exciting competition to be involved with. Congratulations to the finalists who are an outstanding group. Overall the quality of the entries exceeded the most optimistic hopes of the judging panel and shows there is a huge amount of untapped concepts and potential in this area.The high standard of ideas presented will no doubt move private rental in the UK forward. We are now looking to bring together architectural and construction industry leaders and to engage with government to create real opportunities for large scale, commercially viable private rental communities.”

Simon Allford, AHMM and RIBA Adviser said: “The shortlisted entrants are hugely intelligent suggestions of the possibilities of immediate and near future. They share one common interest in increasing density in plan, in section and over time to engender, at both the scale of the building and the place, a more delightful common ground. They also offer fascinating suggestions for new funding, renting and group ownership models; insights into construction and technique; visions of future shared living arrangements; and designs for the new typological models that are needed.”

Carl Turner design:
Carl Turner Architects design
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Carl Turner Architects said: “This is fantastic news for our practice. Following our success with Slip House winning the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal, this competition win demonstrates again how we are bringing fresh thinking to housing design in the UK. We are grateful to Wates and the RIBA for supporting the competition, and really looking forward to developing this work and our ideas further as we move towards larger projects.”

Metropolitan Workshop design:
Metropolitan Workshop design
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Metropolitan Workshop said: “Our team are absolutely delighted to be joint winners of the Wates/RIBA competition, which we feel has made an important contribution to the debate around the UK’s increasingly serious housing shortage. Our ideas combine Sir Richard MacCormac’s theories about sustainable suburbs with current thinking on how renters want to live and what investors needs. We took soundings from industry leaders throughout the process and it is rewarding to find our ideas have won broad support. If the future is going to include more rented housing, then this competition has provided some of the answers.”

The competition sought to explore what specifically designed privately rented suburban neighbourhood might look like. It is hoped that the ideas generated will influence the design of future rental schemes in a positive way with real benefits to people and their communities.

An online gallery of all of the design entries including the winners can be viewed at www.ribacompetitions.com/privaterentalhousing

Background:

• actLAB is a New York based collaborative design group. We represent the architect, the educator, the illustrator, the photographer, the writer — all interested in observing and representing human behaviour — collaborating to create projects that enhance and re-imagine social life in cities and in communities.

actLAB is lead by Australian architect & Columbia University GSAPP alumna / faculty, Aya Maceda (www.ayamaceda.com), with collaborators, Buzz Wei (architect/ GSAPP alumnus) and illustrator Sandra Javera (www.sandrajavera.com).

• Andrew Stoane is an Edinburgh based architect and educator. His studio simultaneously operates as an architectural practice and a think tank for more speculative and research orientated strains of architecture. He teaches architecture and urban design at Edinburgh’s ESALA school. Construction, pedagogy and research continually reciprocate to enable multi-disciplinary and varied outputs. In practice, since its inception in 1993, the studio has built a reputation on meticulously detailed smaller scale work involving an unusual level of attention and direct involvement in the construction process. In research, among the broad range of interests, volume housing has been a perennial focus, with an increasing reflection on the architect’s agency within the industry.

• Carl Turner studied architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. The RCA provided him with a foundation for collaboration and working across platforms, and an enduring ethos that sees design and construction as an extension of his time there as a ‘maker’. Before establishing Carl Turner Architects, Carl worked with a number of practices including Foster + Partners, and Penoyre & Prasad.
Carl Turner Architects was formed in 2006, and has established a reputation for high impact, low cost architecture. The practice has won numerous awards for its work, including a RIBA Award and the RIBA Manser Medal in 2013 for Slip House, which was also short-listed for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize. The practice was highly commended in the 2012 Architect of the Year Awards, and was the only UK practice to be highly commended in the 2013 AR House Awards.
Teaching and engagement with the wider design world are important aspects of practice life. Carl has taught at the Architectural Association, the Royal College of Art, the University of Greenwich and the University of Brighton, and has been an external examiner at London South Bank University. Carl is also a member of the Southwark Design Panel.
The practice is working on a series of residential and community projects around the UK, and will be showcasing its work with the RIBA in Shanghai, China in 2014.
• Metropolitan Workshop Architecture and Urbanism is based in London with wide, international experience of complex housing projects. We have teamed up with Sir Richard MacCormac for this competition, whose work on Sustainable suburbia is highly relevant.
Our team’s experience encompasses over 40 years of housing design of all types and tenures and in all contexts. A consistent tenent of our housing work has always been the importance of housing design in promoting social cohesion and developing convivial ways of living.
Our recent work has demonstrates that compelling cases can be made for delivering design-led housing in appropriate greenbelt contexts.

Metropolitan Workshop

Private Rental Housing Design Competition information from RIBA Competitions

22 Oct 2013

Private Rental Housing Design Contest

Design ideas for housing in the private rental market – shortlist and designs revealed

22 October 2013 – The Wates Group, Wates Family Enterprise Trust and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) set the challenge in June this year seeking design ideas for housing in the private rental market.

Research has shown that an increasing number of households are renting rather than buying, with a predicted 1 in 5 UK households to be renting in 2016. The competition sought to explore what specifically designed privately rented suburban neighbourhood might look like. It is hoped that the ideas generated will influence the design of future rental schemes in a positive way with real benefits to people and their communities.

The competition attracted an extremely strong field of entrants with innovative submissions from architects and students around the world. The Judging Panel has now selected a shortlist. The teams (in alphabetical order) are:

– actLAB, New York, United States
– Andrew Stoane Architect, Edinburgh
– Carl Turner Architects, London
– Metropolitan Workshop with Sir Richard MacCormac, Lee Mallet, WT Partnership, XC02 and Frank Vickery

Representing the Judging Panel, Tim Wates said: “I was very impressed by the flair and ideas of the entries and it was tough job to choose four finalists. It will be even more difficult to choose the winner.” Simon Allford, AHMM, RIBA Adviser said: “We were absolutely delighted with the quality of entries received for this ideas competition. The competition’s ambition was to garner (& ultimately exhibit) proposals that would stimulate important debate on the impact of the emerging Private Rented Sector on the design, commissioning and management of potential new typologies and places.

Key themes emerging in different guises from the strongest entries included ideas for the flexible use of spaces –home expansion, contraction, adaptability or mobility – as families change. Ideas for how the places can support new community models –making use of shared facilities and communal spaces. There was also some serious consideration of the different challenge landlords face in managing these new homes and places and indeed how prospective tenants might engage in the same.

The entries inevitably stimulated much discussion amongst the judges and we were pleased to agree a shortlist which is an exciting representation of a cross section of the strongest ideas. We look forward to meeting the shortlisted entrants to further discuss their ideas.”

The shortlisted teams will meet the Judging Panel at a final presentation and the overall winner will be announced on Monday 25 November 2013 at an awards ceremony hosted at the RIBA.

Private Rental Housing Competition : background on this architecture competiton

Private Rental Housing Design Competition Shortlisted Architects

actLAB is a New York based collaborative design group. We represent the architect, the educator, the illustrator, the photographer, the writer – all interested in observing and representing human behaviour – collaborating to create projects that enhance and re-imagine social life in cities and in communities.

Private Rental Housing Competition Design
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actLAB is lead by Australian architect & Columbia University GSAPP alumna / faculty, Aya Maceda (www.ayamaceda.com), with collaborators, Buzz Wei (architect/ GSAPP alumnus) and illustrator Sandra Javera (www.sandrajavera.com).

Andrew Stoane is an Edinburgh based architect and educator. His studio simultaneously operates as an architectural practice and a think tank for more speculative and research orientated strains of architecture. He teaches architecture and urban design at Edinburgh’s ESALA school. Construction, pedagogy and research continually reciprocate to enable multi-disciplinary and varied outputs.

Private Rental Housing Competition Design
image from architect

In practice, since its inception in 1993, the studio has built a reputation on meticulously detailed smaller scale work involving an unusual level of attention and direct involvement in the construction process. In research, among the broad range of interests, volume housing has been a perennial focus, with an increasing reflection on the architect’s agency within the industry.

Andrew Stoane architect

Carl Turner studied architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. The RCA provided him with a foundation for collaboration and working across platforms, and an enduring ethos that sees design and construction as an extension of his time there as a ‘maker’. Before establishing Carl Turner Architects, Carl worked with a number of practices including Foster + Partners, and Penoyre & Prasad.

Private Rental Housing Competition Design
image from architect

Carl Turner Architects was formed in 2006, and has established a reputation for high impact, low cost architecture. The practice has won numerous awards for its work, including a RIBA Award and the RIBA Manser Medal in 2013 for Slip House, which was also short-listed for the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize. The practice was highly commended in the 2012 Architect of the Year Awards, and was the only UK practice to be highly commended in the 2013 AR House Awards.

Teaching and engagement with the wider design world are important aspects of practice life. Carl has taught at the Architectural Association, the Royal College of Art, the University of Greenwich and the University of Brighton, and has been an external examiner at London South Bank University. Carl is also a member of the Southwark Design Panel.

The practice is working on a series of residential and community projects around the UK, and will be showcasing its work with the RIBA in Shanghai, China in 2014.

Metropolitan Workshop Architecture and Urbanism is based in London with wide, international experience of complex housing projects. We have teamed up with Sir Richard MacCormac for this competition, who’s work on Sustainable suburbia is highly relevant.

Private Rental Housing Competition Design
image from architect

Our team’s experience encompasses over 40 years of housing design of all types and tenures and in all contexts. A consistent tenant of our housing work has always been the importance of housing design in promoting social cohesion and developing convivial ways of living.

Our recent work has demonstrates that compelling cases can be made for delivering design-led housing in appropriate greenbelt contexts.

Private Rental Housing Design Competition information from RIBA Competitions


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