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British Homes Awards 2015 international competition for a developer home in a New Garden City - shortlisted finalist

Growing Home explores the conflict between accommodating cars in the design of new housing and the many benefits integrated landscaping offers both locally and globally. Garden spaces are created around the house intimately connected back to the interior, placing the householder in the natural world, while the planted front gardens encourage interaction with the wider Garden City community.

Growing Home is a flexible, informal family home with four double bedrooms over three floors and an integrated double garage, designed to allow the house to be built as a detached, semi-detached or terraced home. The requirement for a driveway in front of the garage requires the house to be set back on its plot, so Growing House uses this as an opportunity for defined spaces which both connect back to the house and out to the surroundings. These encourage environmental control, biodiversity and social contact from the use of the whole house plot including front gardens, drives and upper roof terraces.