What will the 2020 future house typology be?
How will the new house represent the contemporary lifestyle and enhance the different backgrounds, age groups and needs of the future inhabitants?
In which way will the new residential unit embrace the sense of community, the respect for the land, the primordial idea of safety and privacy?
These are fascinating topics which require investigation not only from our architectural point of view but also from consultants and experts in the field of construction, development, real-estate, commercial, legislation, planning and social sectors.
At this stage, we are proposing a series of suggestions that are important to develop the project further. Our principal goal is to have a flexible house module which can easily be adapted to the different detached, semi, terrace typologies.
The house compromises an open ground floor living room, kitchen, storage and internal court. On the first floor, the bedrooms and bathrooms are organised around the court.
Light filters from the court directly into the open space of the ground floor, corridor and master bedroom on the above floor. The court is the focal point which connects the different spaces, offers different solutions on how to be utilised, creates a sense of openness and brings the outside inside.
People of all of ages are becoming more sensitive to a healthy lifestyle which promote wellbeing , meditation and exercise. Life expectancy is increasing considerably, a new generation of older people starts to be aware of the importance to live healthily and are alert regarding their physical and mental conditions.