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Four new build houses realise the full potential of an inner city brownfield site.

New Build Houses | Architecture for Hackney | Stoke Newington, North London

forresterarchitects have completed four new build houses in Stoke Newington, North London. Four innovative interlocking townhouses form the perimeter boundary to a centralised courtyard development on a tight urban brown field site. Traditional construction techniques are to be employed to compliment a palette modern materials to achieve highly insulated construction values.

The site was tight and the context varied dramatically to each side of the site. A clever design proposal comprises of four new-build houses, which interlock to form an intimate courtyard development. The new-build development offers a unique and positive contribution to the urban environment as each house type offers an unconventional layout due to the site constraints.

The exterior of the four interlocking house are simple brick constructions with oversized windows. The upper floors are spacious double-height living rooms with an abundance of daylight and framed views of the local environment. Each of the open plan kitchens has direct access to a private external terrace, which are located between each house. Bespoke Italian kitchen designs provide a focus for open plan living and a spiral staircase leads to a mezzanine gallery level, which overlooks the main living space.

All bedroom accommodation is located on the ground floor. Each bedroom is provided with modest courtyards, which provide each room with their own outside space. Each bedroom has a full tiled private bathroom or shower-room complete with sleek, modern fittings.

The courtyard provides car parking for each resident and is expressed as a simple white band of render to each block.

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