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For the Sunday Times British Homes Award with our Hundred House

HTA have won the reader's choice design competition in the Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2018. HTA worked with Ilke Homes & Sovereign Housing on our Hundred House submission and were 1 out of 4 successful shortlisted concepts. The winner was then decided by public vote and announced at the awards ceremony on the 20th September.

The Hundred House Designed to cost £100k to build, be built in less than 100 hours on site and to last hundreds of years, our Hundred House combines the best of British design heritage and all the benefits of modern technology.

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards challenged us to reinvent the terrace in a new genre, fit for our time.

Their Brief: We love our streets of Georgian and Victorian terraces, but progress seems to have stopped: too many new-builds are identikit boxes. With housebuilding at a 10-year high, it’s all the more important to find a new prototype for the most prevalent — and most popular — house type in Britain.

In this single-stage, open competition, we invite architects to submit designs for a terraced house type in a visionary new vernacular for the 21st-century. Whether its style references the past or is uncompromisingly of the present, it must have the qualities that make the Georgian crescents of Bath or the Nash terraces of Regent’s Park still so treasured.

It should be a home that can be built at the high densities and reasonable costs we need to end our housing crisis. A home can grow with us through every life stage, as more of us work from home or juggle children and grandparents under one roof. And a home that we’d like to live in, as we aspire to a combination of light-filled, open-plan spaces and sanctuaries to retreat to.

But most importantly, it should be a home that we’d like to look at. Its exterior should be carefully detailed with a strong sense of place — not just to win over any nimby neighbours today, but to leave a visual legacy that our children’s children will love in centuries to come.

Our submission:

Inspired by the beloved homes of Georgian and Victorian periods yet designed for modern life, our design celebrates 21st century construction and digital crafts through precision engineered homes that allow bespoke personalisation.

Homeowners can choose from 3D printed decorative relief to stone surrounds, laser cut detail, metal work and intricately carved CNC internal wood paneling to create a home that reflects their own unique character and personality.

Beautiful streets are unified by shared details, proportions and materials. Subtle variations from terrace to terrace enhance the echoes of Britain’s historic terraces and include variations of gables, parapets, stone porches and bay windows, all of which provide relief, interest and rhythm to the streetscape.