Shelton Hawkins Entry

Two former students from Oxford Brookes’ School of Architecture have been shortlisted for the prestigious Sunday Times British Homes Award. The competition by Viessmann partners, challenges architects to design an aspirational “EcoHaus”. James Shelton and Christopher Hawkins from Shelton Hawkins Architects both studied architecture at Oxford Brookes before completing their training at Hopkins Architects.

Their entry, COR3 Living, is a stunning, high-specification waterside ecohome that supports its users through an intelligent ‘core’ which manages the building’s environment. It is one of eight designs to have been shortlisted by a panel of judges. The competition requires architects to design a family home to Passivhaus standards for a waterside site owned by The Habitat First Group.

The shortlisted designs will be voted on by the readers of the Sunday Times. The winner will be announced on Friday 19 September on The Sunday Times website, with the winning design being built on at least one site in the UK.

Speaking about the nomination, James Shelton of Shelton Hawkins Architects said, “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 British Homes Awards. Shelton Hawkins Architects have designed a series of innovative waterfront homes with an integral sustainable core at their centre. The dwellings go beyond conventional sustainable design and are to be built to the rigorous Passivhaus standard“.