Can we create homes that respond to more ways of living?
What we want and what we need from our home changes over time, which means our homes must be flexible enough to account for the unforeseen.
With Living Places, we’ve created homes that adapt to our needs as we move through the different stages – homes that we can rely on for life.
Created in a range of typologies, featuring smart systems and simple design solutions, our homes connect people to community services, while offering the flexibility to match the ebb and flow of everyday life.
Adaptable solutions for the few and for the many
Each home is built using modular elements that are just as easily installed as they are disassembled. Designed for ultimate flexibility, the typologies can be planned or retrofitted to suit the changing needs of their inhabitants.
Adaptability is ensured through a series of technical solutions that allow for the easy installation of services that don’t burden the homeowner. For example, an adaptable interior floor plan means that the homeowner can switch up their space multiple times throughout different life stages.
Scaled to suit changing needs
Scalability is key to our approach. Every home we create will unfold our building principles, yet simultaneously account for contextual needs, like site specifics or resident family constellations.
Think of it as a system which can expand, shrink, multiply or diminish – all without compromising on vision and integrity. This flexible approach makes it easy to scale, enabling a building system that spans from suburban to urban environments, from new builds to adaptive reuse.
Rural and suburban contexts offer several opportunities for our adaptive solutions. These diagrams show a few examples of how our model can be integrated.
From raising the roof to extending the perimeter or building within existing courtyards, there are many ways to integrate our model into an urban context.