The publication explores how architects and designers have incorporated advanced technologies to improve the residential environment and communities as a whole.
Greenwich Millennium Village provides a sustainable urban quarter of approximately 3000 mixed tenure homes on the Greenwich peninsula in south-east London. Phase 2 designed by Proctor and Matthews provides 372 of these innovative new homes which were required to meet stringent environmental targets, including reductions in both primary and embodied energy of 30% and 50% respectively, and construction waste by up to 50%. Water consumption, construction costs and project duration were similarly targeted for reductions of up to 30%. Phase 2 exceeded these targeted expectations.
The new homes have been designed to meet the needs of 21st century living with flexibility and adaptability in mind. Sliding walls and transitional spaces between living and sleeping areas enable apartment layouts to be either open plan or cellular encouraging a variety of uses.