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Tri-Gen Living Building, southeast England – design by Norton Ellis Architects

10 Jun 2011

Tri-Gen Living

Design: Norton Ellis Architects


This is a ground breaking new concept from Norton Ellis Architects. The design is in response to the twin challenges of a shortage of affordable housing for young adults and an ageing population.

We have decided to redesign one of the most common housing types the semidetached house, which comprises of 26% of all the housing in England.

ONE typical three bedroom semi-detached house converts into THREE self contained homes, which includes shared facilities for THREE generations of a family aged 25, 50 and 75.

This concept provides an apartment appropriate for all ages

The conversion is simple

Each age group has family support with independent living.

Energy Efficiency includes the use of solar energy to reduce the carbon footprint.

Natural daylight is used to its maximum potential

Communal facilities creates efficient use of space, including: shared laundry, recycling, family dining, storage and parking.

The design can easily be duplicated across nearly six million households.

Private accommodation is provided for each generation.

The concept is adaptable to meet varying financial constraints.

Tri-Gen Living
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