Their scheme, entitled 'A Home For All Seasons’ proposed a future-proof design that provides protection, comfort and independence to residents through an approach of resilience, rather than resistance, to the very real issue of extreme weather conditions. It works in line with the principles of good place-making and rather than seeing 'resilience' as a compromise uses it as a feature to enhance the way in which residents live in and enjoy their homes. A prototype of the scheme will now be built at the BRE (Building Research Establishment) to act as an exemplar for mass house builders as a model for future proof, resilient housing.
More information on the project can be found at www.edbarsley.com and the Sunday Times article at
Ed's winning design will also be featured in next months AJ.
Ed is a member of the department’s “Behaviour and Building Performance” research centre and is supervised by Dr Emily So of CURBE.