Many congratulations to the three teams from the University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD) who have been shortlisted in the 18-25 years category in the Home of 2030 Young Persons’ Challenge.
The three teams consist of:
- Brandon Roberts, Clare Joe Beato Padilla, Olivia Florence Jane and Viktoria Vaverkova
- Iestyn Bentley, Reuben Dutch, Benjamin Howells and Amy Frohwein
- Aneurin James, Steff Phillips, Hollie Parson and Blaine Smith
Here are some of their ideas ..
Floating Homes Resistant to Flooding – FL-HEX
The team’s idea: Following the recent flooding in the South Wales valleys, we decided that our scheme should adopt flood resistance technologies that will allow for future proof dwellings near watercourses and in flood risk zones. The modular layout allows for adaptation and client personalisation, and the prefabricated nature will allow for an efficient, environmentally friendly construction process. The prefabricated octagonal forms provide an opportunity to respond to the site and orientation, best placing external openings to manage energy efficiency, heat loss and solar gain. The scheme lends itself to the use of integrated photo voltaic and transpire solar collector technologies with the view also to utilise nearby watercourses to generate electricity. We believe that our ‘FL-HEX’ concept would create thriving waterside communities for 2030 where numerous mix use ‘FL-HEX’ pods may be linked.
Active House Design Concept – Poly Pods
The team’s idea: Modular hexagonal pods create the individual spaces of this flexible home. Designed for a family from 3-5, the layout of the house can be customised as the pods are portable. A grid foundation allows for easy movement, position and orientation. The concept is driven by biomimicry, the hexagonal shapes are inspired by the efficiency of honeycomb. Planting is embedded into elements of the home for air purification as well as shelter and temperature control.
To view the full shortlist read more here. All the shortlisted teams go forward to the national final in Autumn 2020.