waparchitects

flex house

waparchitects British Homes Awards 2013 Flex House aerial view 1
waparchitects British Homes Awards 2013 Flex House aerial view 2
waparchitects British Homes Awards 2013 Flex House street view
waparchitects British Homes Awards 2013 Flex House sectional perspective
waparchitects British Homes Awards 2013 Flex House sectional view

British Homes Awards 2013 international competition for a 'lifetime' developer home - shortlisted finalist

The Flex House is a highly adaptable home for life, taking into account families' changing occupancies and lifestyle requirements over time, while maintaining a close physical connection between the interiors and the outdoor natural environment. It offers a high level of sustainability, minimising energy, resource use and utility bills, during the entire life of the house.


The first phase is a flexible 4/5 bed 3-storey family home arranged around an enclosed, private courtyard with garden terraces on all levels and an integrated garage/store. Indoor/outdoor living is encouraged by large sliding/folding doors, fully integrating the living spaces with gardens. At a later date, if required, the house can flex into two autonomous homes; a fully accessible barrier-free 1-bed ground floor courtyard flat, with a 2/3 bed duplex family home over with the option of separate entrances.