FPCR’s submission was long-listed in the top 4 schemes in this international RIBA competition.
FPCR provided innovative architectural proposals to create three CNC cut affordable family homes within a residential neighbourhood to the north of Brighton using a combination of high tech precision engineered plywood and community involvement.
The maximum size piece of material that entered the site would be 2.25m x 1.25m (8ft x 4ft), the size of a standard plywood sheet. This means that materials can be delivered without causing disturbance to neighbours and can fit easily into small sites. The structural system is based on wiki-house principles and has been developed through research and model making.
Each house can be entirely unique to the site and is formed on site using a CNC cutter (which is included within the costings). Due to the efficiency and the use of ‘sweat equity’ in exchange for reduced future rents, the overall floorspace is considerably in excess of Brighton’s minimum floorspace requirements at 107sqm for the three bedroom property and 70sqm for the two bedroom dwelling.