Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), ‘Homeshell’ is an innovative, low-cost building built in the courtyard of the Royal Academy in London. It is constructed using Insulshell, a flexible and highly energy efficient building system which could help solve the UK’s current housing crisis.
The installation is a three and a half story building delivered as flat-pack panels on a truck and then assembled in just 24 hours on site. Inside Homeshell, visitors will be able to view a time-lapse film of the construction and see how the innovative building system fits together.
It will be dismantled after its display at the Royal Academy and rebuilt on a site in Mitcham, where it will be fitted out and act as a show house for prospective tenants of a housing project. Ivan Harbour, Senior Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners says:
The Homeshell delivers generous space, exceptional insulation, daylight and acoustics. We believe it holds many answers for well designed and sustainable urban living and could change the way we think about our housing into the future. Having it at the Royal Academy will provoke debate about how architectural innovation might help us meet the UK’s housing needs – for everyone.