Revealing the 2022 Davidson Prize longlist | New concepts for co-living

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A selection of 14 imaginative ideas from multi-disciplinary teams looking at future co-living typologies have been longlisted for the 2022 Davidson Prize.

Responding to this year’s theme titled ‘Co-Living – A New Future’, the teams submitted proposals for new co-living solutions which would address the housing affordability crisis and rise in homelessness and loneliness. The judges explained that the longlisted teams “represent diverse and exciting collaborative approaches to transforming the architecture of the home”. This aligns with the aim of the annual design ideas competition to celebrate innovative ideas around the design of the home and encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration.

The judging panel, chaired by architect Paul Monaghan (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris), will also consist of architects Mary Duggan (Mary Duggan Architects) and Agnieszka Glowacka (Haptic Architects), who represents the prize-winning team of the 2021 Davidson Prize, HomeForest. The jury is completed by journalist Amy Frearson, multi-disciplinary artist Yinka Ilori (Yinka Ilori Studio) and educator and curator Manijeh Verghese (The Architectural Association and Unscene Architecture).

The 2022 judging panel: Paul Monaghan; Manijeh Verghese, and Mary Duggan (pictured left to right, top row); Amy Frearson; Agnieszka Glowacka, and Yinka Ilori (pictured left to right, bottom row)

Amongst the recently announced longlist is the anticipated winner of the £25,000 annual architecture prize focusing on the future of the home. 

It has been recognised that a unifying theme of care – from the care of ageing populations, children, and marginalised groups to safeguarding the world’s resources of energy and embodied carbon – is evident throughout the submissions.

“Exciting ideas range from new ways of embedding supportive social networks in cities and towns to new models of multi-generational living and innovative retrofit solutions,” The Davidson Prize longlist announcement states. 

The 2022 Davidson Prize Longlist: 

  • Azhar Architecture – Co-Living Retrofit 
  • Baillie Baillie Architects and Community Land Scotland – A Culture of Community 
  • Charles Holland Architects, Quality of Life Foundation, Verity-Jane Keefe and Joseph Zeal-Henry – Co-Living in The Countryside 
  • Child-Hood – It Takes A Village 
  • Child Graddon Lewis, Split, Eley Kishimoto & Hungry Sandwich – Curious Minds Society 
  • Heta Architects – Recipro-City 
  • Living Streets – Urban Network of Collective Care 
  • Moebius Studio – Communiversity 
  • NAME Architecture + – Afterlife 
  • Team 5 – Retrofitting Co-Living 
  • The Progressive Housing Design Group – A Model for Progressive ‘Family’ Housing 
  • Tonkin Liu – Care / Ring 
  • Will King and Hari Kumar – A Taste of Home 
  • Workhome Projects – Co-Living Works! 

“It feels that we are at a crossroads in terms of big societal shifts; we have massive challenges in our hands that need to be solved for future generations – including really big issues like mental health, the environment, energy and the housing crisis”, said The Davidson Prize representative Marie Chamillard. “With last year’s prize attracting so many entries addressing big societal issues, we are hoping that this year’s theme of co-living will build on that to establish different models for the homes of the future.”

Here is a selection of visuals submitted by the longlisted teams:

Baillie Baillie Architects and Community Land Scotland – A Culture of Community

A Culture of Community is a visualisation of “a denser of rural development, featuring a loose colony of individual houses, huddled together, and sited in response to topography and climate”, as the team describe

Living Streets – Urban Network of Collective Care

Living Streets is described as “a guide to building urban networks of care” and incorporates community roof space for growing food and new meeting places for residents

Heta Architects – Recipro-City

The holistic approach behind Recipro City enables multi-generational interaction and social integration, and includes shared recreational, restorative and learning spaces

Moebius Studio – Communiversity

Communiversity is a social enterprise and educational institution with the goal of equipping people with the knowledge and resources to make their dream of communal living a reality

The Davidson Prize is a design ideas and communication prize established in 2021 in memory of architectural visualisation pioneer Alan Davidson, and it is supported by VitrA Bathrooms.

The winner of the second annual prize will be announced in June 2022.

The 2022 Davidson Prize judges at the VitrA London Design Hub on Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell

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