Adaptable Prototype Is "Tomorrow's Townhouse" Competition Finalist, Pride of Home Town

From the Basingstoke Gazette: "A young, enthusiastic and dynamic firm of architects is going for gold after being shortlisted for the Tomorrow’s Townhouse CompetitionDesign ACB, which submitted The Stack House, is in the top five after beating off competition from some of the country’s leading architectural practices in the competition that is part of the British Home Awards, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, Futureform and British Gas.  Set up in 2005 by Dominic Gaunt, Matthew Chamberlain and David Ayre, the trio at Design ACB, based in Wolverton Court, London Street, Basingstoke, have high hopes and if their design wins, the entry will be built as a prototype and displayed at the Ideal Home Show next year.  Dominic said The Stack House design follows the long and narrow form associated with a traditional townhouse.  Steel-framed modules stack at the front and back with a stair core and lightwell in the middle, creating split-level sections with varying room heights.  'The idea of the house is that it is entirely adaptable, so it can be built anywhere around the country, where you can change the façade materials to suit that environment.'  David said: 'We had a lot of discussion internally about town centre living and family housing.  What we’re looking at here is a family house that can be really flexible in terms of the number of storeys it has and in terms of room layout.'"  Full article here.  The winner will be announced on September 22.