Designing for Adaptable Futures Competition

All images courtesy of Johnny Killock

University of Westminster RIBA Part II Diploma student, Johnny Killock was awarded joint first prize in an international student competition, Designing for Adaptable Futures (DAF), which received over 150 submissions from 26 countries around the world. The competition, run by the Adaptable Futures (AF) group at Loughborough University, asked students to illustrate how the life of their proposal – whether product, building or urban intervention – would unfold through time: over an hour, day, year, decade, or perhaps a century.

Killock’s winning submission, Factory Home, focused on reshaping the live/work spatial relationship as part of a ‘third industrial revolution’. The proposal organised the building as three distinct zones – living, working and transition which are blurred through the use of flexible modules sliding in and out of the transition zone as needed throughout the day.Johnny Killock was part of Design Studio Seventeen at Westminster, with tutors William Firebrace and Gabby Shawcross.