Home of 2030 Young Persons’ Challenge Showcase – Oxted School

The team from Oxted School made the shortlist of the Young Persons’ Challenge with a modular housing system that takes inspiration from hexagonal shapes derived from biomimicry.

The team from Oxted School made the shortlist of the Young Persons’ Challenge with a modular housing system that takes inspiration from hexagonal shapes derived from biomimicry.

The idea is that you can purchase more pods as your family grows and extend your home based on your needs. Congratulations to the team consisting of Freddie Chalmers, Olly Good, Yasmine Hayes, Annabelle Smith and Martha Smith. The team were shortlisted in the 16-18yrs age category.

The Future – Sustainable Homes for Healthy Ageing

The team’s idea: We have designed a modular housing system that stems from using the hexagonal shape that we derived from biomimicry in order to create the middle section and the overall shape of the building block. Eco-materials are the centrepiece of our building using materials including hempcrete, timbercrete, mycelium and ferrock. We also researched bamboo to use as the walls to the pods. The idea is that you can purchase more pods as your family grows and extend your home based on your needs. The house is also suitable for old people as it if filled with gadgets and easy use cupboards and doors in order to allow them to live in a house and feel independent rather than relying on homes. The housing pods will be prefabricated in order to reduce material wastage.

To view the full shortlist read more here. All the shortlisted teams go forward to the national final in Autumn 2020.

The team from Oxted School have also made a short video which explains their idea.