Foreword

The RE-Stock London Housing Competition is part of Bee Breeders’ Affordable Housing competition series. Run in partnership with ARCHHIVE Books and the Bartlett School of Architecture, this competition tasked participants with submitting innovative design proposals for mitigating the affordable housing crisis in London. It is the second competition focused on this city following the London Affordable Housing Challenge.

The 2018 London Housing Strategy, issued by the Greater London Authority, in partnership with Mayor Sadiq Khan, calculated that only 13 percent of new homes given planning permission in 2016 were affordable. It assessed that number had risen to 30 percent after £4.82bn of affordable housing funding was secured for London from the government. Among the key points of the 2018 Strategy was “identifying and bringing forward more land for housing” by surveying the city for large sites to be adapted for housing and mixed-use development. The assessment identified the capacity and target for 65,000 new homes each year across London for the next 10 years.

The initiative was a good start, but even more must be done by architects and designers to creatively identify development opportunities within London. This competition sought to reconsider the use of existing London sites, as a means to jumpstarting the city of London once again as a hotbed of innovative housing. Participants were given the choice to rework existing housing schemes, extend and transform existing buildings, or design new buildings or strategies on sites of their choice within London. No minimum unit size or density was defined.

The jury sought proposals that intelligently adapted existing infrastructure, considered community cohesion, limited energy consumption, or put forth innovative construction methods. While this competition was conceptual in nature, weight was given to flexible schemes that could be feasibly adapted to various sites and residential unit types, and implemented to increase London’s housing stock.

Selected winning designs will be featured in the ARCHHIVE BOOKS’ forthcoming second edition of its publication, What is Affordable Housing? Bee Breeders would like to thank all participants for submitting their ideas for rethinking the all-important issue of affordable housing!

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Affordable Housing Series 17th Edition ideas COMPETITION

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BB STUDENT AWARD

Project name

Revival of the reservoirs

Participating in architectural vision competitions can extend and deepen your creative way of thinking regarding architectural issues that you may not be confronted with in your professional everyday life. They can be an occasion to deliberately express your very personal ideas and beliefs addressing a specific topic, without being limited to regulations but aiming to reveal the liberty of conception. Furthermore, vision competitions may raise relevant questions about current socio-political matters. Engaging in these matters from not only one point of view but connecting architects from different countries and cultures to work on one specific task may result in a more heterogeneous outcome and diminish boundaries.

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2nd Prize Winner

Project name

The two-up two-down

We are interested in experimenting with different architectural approaches and aestheticism throughout the design process of our projects, and we think we would grow as designers that have wider exposure in this creative field.

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3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Above The Grid

The housing shortage is one of the most important global social issues of today, and it was interesting to me to see how we could respond to it through the language of space. Architecture vision competitions provide a great opportunity and platform to see and learn a lot from other great works and ideas.

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BB GREEN AWARD

Project name

Garage Band Housing

We feel the need to prove ourselves as a young office. This is more difficult than it sounds and so we need to be recognised as young and energetic, but with design prowess capable of matching more conservative and established practices. If any discipline is judged on hours dedicated to your craft, we feel the ambitious designers within ZAP have accrued more than the fabled 10,000 hours. We also don’t always like to be pushed around by greedy developers looking for their pound of flesh. ZAP recognises that design is a valuable skill set and should be respected and paid for. ZAP actively discourages free internships or discriminating against graduates who cannot afford to live in London. ZAP promotes remote working from cheaper locales. Almost all of ZAP staff have had part-time jobs in university, bucking the trend of architecture being a rich kids’ sport for young people who can afford to not get paid much, live in London and suffer for their art. ZAP wants more diversity – in ethnicity and economic background in architecture. How can one design for a demographic whom they have no understanding of?

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Country United Kingdom

Honorable Mentions

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Multi-Stories Housing

Author Ingrid Bjerkan
Country United Kingdom
+122 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

the social language

Authors Michalina Dębska, Kaja Kirilenko, Jakub Biernacki, Weronika Dardzińska
Country Poland
Project name

Affordable Framework

Authors Gustava Grüntuch, Jakob Fischer
Country Germany
+122 points Buildner University Rankings
Project name

Stocking Up, Digging Down

Project name

Common-Sky

Authors Douglas Lee, Yee foo (Vincent) Lai
Country United States
Project name

ReMaking the Street


Country United Kingdom

Shortlisted projects

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Low-Rise, High-Density: Reinventing/re-enacting the row house typology

Miltiadis filippos Christodoulakos

Greece

Tekton House

Dilara Murzagaliyeva

Kristina Goncharov

Kazakhstan

ReMaking the Street


Patrick Inglis

Kim Loddo

Jamal Badrashi

United Kingdom

Endless building

Yu-li Liao

Taiwan

Revival of the reservoirs

Elisabeth Loehr

University of the arts berlin

+222 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

On Private Property

Viktoria Bruns

Lilli Hanada

Hannes Hehemann

Universität der künste berlin

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Above The Grid

Jierong Lyu

Berlin university of the arts

+122 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Living with More

Anders grivi Norman

Universität der künste berlin

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Affordable Framework

Gustava Grüntuch

Jakob Fischer

University of the arts berlin

+122 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Junyoung Hong

South Korea

Garage Band Housing

Pol Gallagher

Andreas Schmid

United Kingdom

LIMINAL HABITATS

Katie Kasabalis

Darius Woo

Kao Onishi

United Kingdom

Multi-Stories Housing

Ingrid Bjerkan

United Kingdom

The two-up two-down

Melody Chu

Deedee Chung

Southern california institute of architecture (sci-arc)

+144 points Buildner University Rankings!
United States

Co-habiting/ Sharing/ Creating: A new model for repurposing the old built stock

Maria Dimitroudi

Zoe Tzika

Greece

WEAVING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Florian Oberhuber

Jeff Goldberger

Penporn Teerasukprasarn

Salvador Delgado

Urban edition

United States

Common-Sky

Douglas Lee

Yee foo (Vincent) Lai

United States

ReMAS- Restock Modular Adaptive System

Athina Athiana

Mario Santaniello

Evangelia Triantafilla

United Kingdom

the social language

Michalina Dębska

Kaja Kirilenko

Jakub Biernacki

Weronika Dardzińska

Poland

Anti-Follies

Heesuk Lee

Zeke Kan

Nick Fernando

Amy jung yun Lee

University of british columbia

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Canada

Robin Hood Gardens: RE-Use, RE-Connect

Michael Grogan

Mahruf Kabir

Nazmun akter Pia

Marzia Chowdhury

United States

The Home-Office or the Office-home? The house as the new productive epicenter of the city

Sanjana Ahmed

Rebeca Costa camões rabello

Marcela Montalvao moreira

Bangladesh

Costa del Alexandra 2050

Victor Leung

United Kingdom

Stocking Up, Digging Down

Luke Draper

United Kingdom

REBALANCING LONDON

Ella Nystrom

Matilda Svensk

Umeå school of architecture, kth royal institute of technology

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Sweden

ELEMENTAL

Seher Aziz

Fatima Afzal

Huzefah Haroon

Muhammad Mubarak

Pakistan

The City in the Sky

Walter Hjaltested

Caterina Decker

Switzerland

Adaptive Ecologies - Building a performative community

Zaneena Hyder

United Kingdom

The Roof

Adriana itzel Uribe ramos

Ariel Sarria gonzález

Javier Reyes garcía

Roberto Rodríguez bravo

Mexico

PLAN ZERO

Tommaso Rossi

Gianmarco Biasin

Luca Squarzoni

Università degli studi di trento

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy

Neo-Garden City

Varun Sharma

Austin Lightle

United States

VIAdwell

Jessica Hester

Anthony Cricchio

Dayton Castleman

Thomas Merritt

United States

Block Stock Housing

Nur Kayali

Melis Cetin

Cem Aydin

United Kingdom

Urban ecosystem

Ekaterina Luniakova

Valentina Kharlova

Moscow architectural institute - markhi

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Russian Federation

Common Ground

Felita Felita

Technische universitat berlin

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Germany

Half an apartment - DIY affordable housing using London's empty housing stock

Marcus Froste

Elin Delmar

Sweden

Terrace: copy-paste

Dmitry Burdin

Alena Markova

Russian Federation

Flatmade: the alternative housebuilding model

Alena Pichugina

Russian Federation

Homes on Tide

Chenyu Shi

Yisong Liu

Germany

Protopia - a different present for Robin Hood Gardens

Gennaro Finale

Vittoria Di giulio

Mario Galterisi

Università degli studi di napoli federico ii

+72 points Buildner University Rankings!
Italy