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TOWN HOUSE

Escape Competition 2004

ONE OF THREE SHORTLISTED FINALISTS:

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Cole Thompson and PCKO

Rider Sale Associates were chosen as one of the three finalists in the competition sponsored by David Wilson Homes. The competition was to design a better townhouse, with construction efficiency and the quality of the living environment being the key considerations.

Space standards, noise transmission, energy efficiency:

Short-listed from over 50 entries, the Practice produced a design to meet the brief for an "innovative" solution for the need for high-density housing. The Practice's design for ten three bedroom, four storey town houses is arranged in a courtyard style, including pathways around communal gardens. This courtyard layout is to create garden space that is private and secure.

"bold, tightly planned scheme...perfect for urban sites." RSA's design as described by "Building" magazine.

The Practice went through into the second round, refining the design and costing the project, coming second in the competition overall.

Essential concepts for better urban town housing:

  • Design quality
  • Sustainability
  • Space standards
  • Privacy and amenity
  • Energy efficiency
  • Noise transmission
  • Build speed
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  • FLEXIBLE ADAPTABLE PLANS
  • EASE OF CONSTRUCTION
  • KERB APPEAL
  • TERRACE FORMS
  • HIGH DENSITY
  • THERMALLY EFFICIENT
  • ECO HOMES RATING
  • SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
  • SECURE BY DESIGN
  • ECONOMIC CONSTRUCTION COSTS
  • ALTERNATIVE ELEVATION MATERIALS
CONSTRUCTION
  • SPACE 4 TIMBER FRAME SYSTEM
  • SMART ROOF SYSTEM
  • SKAALA WINDOWS
  • ROGER BULLIVANT FOUNDATIONS
  • LAFARGE ROOFING
  • HANSON BUILDING PRODUCTS
  • VELUX CO. LTD.
  • OSMA UNDERFLOOR HEATING
  • MK HOME CABLING
  • NHBC
 

STAGGERED TERRACE STREET FORM LAYOUT

TEN TOWN HOUSES AND TWO DUPLEX APPARTMENTS

CAR PARKING FOR 25 CARS

 

PRIVATE SECURE ENTRY COMMUNAL GARDEN

 
SECURE BY DESIGN

WINDOWS ON END TERRACE UNITS

PLUS FRONT WINDOWS

LIVING ROOM FIRST FLOOR

 
   
 

KITCHEN DINING ROOM

EXTERNAL GARDEN ROOM OPTIONAL ADDITION

 

ALTERNATIVE ELEVATION TREATMENTS

COMMUNAL GARDEN WALKWAYS