Project Image: The Page\Park competition entry for Home of 2030
The disruption created by the global pandemic has forced people to re-evaluate the way they live and the balance between work and home. This re-thinking has led to questions about the suitability and resilience of our houses and how adaptable they are.
Page\Park have investigated these issues in their recent Home of 2030 competition entry, which developed a modular housing system enabling a range of housing types, which can change over time, adapting to people's needs. By reducing the need for people to move when their circumstances change and for buildings to be adjusted easily, the carbon footprint of housing reduces, creating more sustainable communities.
Architect Chris Simmonds reveals the teams' insights into designing better housing.
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About the Presenter
Architect, Page\Park Architects
Chris Simmonds heads up the ‘Places to Live’ team at Page/Park Architects, where he has been active in housing design for over 25 years. He has led award-winning city centre urban regeneration projects in Glasgow and Edinburgh with private and public sector clients.
More recently, he has been involved with projects involving conversions of Listed Buildings and projects in Conservation Areas. Chris considers housing as the platform from which people’s lives spring and the centre around which community life revolves.