This design by architect Cole Thompson is one of three shortlisted for the second round of the eScape design competition. The initiative, run by Design for Homes, challenges architects to come up with townhouses using a menu of preselected build components. In all, 641 practices are registered to enter the competition. The other shortlisted architects were Rider Sale Associates and PCKO. Each practice has been awarded £6000 to work up its concept ideas with manufacturers and competition organiser David Wilson Homes. Shortlisted practices will be interviewed in October and the winner will be announced at the Building Future Homes convention on 12 October.