Pendlestone Bond, London (UK)
Moving through the craftsmanship of the red stock to enter the home.
The brief was to create two homes for two grown families within the existing brownfield yard with Walthamstow, Waltham Forest. The houses were to be able to hold two, two bed dwellings with amenity spaces attached. The complexity is the unusual nature of the plot, being set back from the street, meant that the design was unable to follow the existing pattern but still had to complement the streetscape.
By combining well-planned external barriers with contemporary living spaces, we were able to address the site constraints and create quality-design. Through brick bonding methods and timber finishes, we were able to emphasise a direct narrative of traditional materiality and celebrate the local brick stock. We emphasised the importance of craftsmanship in the architecture by using refined connections made from special bricks. The proposal sought to express architectural features of bay windows and pitched roofs by using modern and highly sustainable building methods. In the street, timber windows and red bricks formed the architectural spirit, while the white render created a unique external lobby form. In a high PTAL area, where it is rare to find a secluded garden, we considered the secluded nature of the roof garden. The butterfly roof created complete seclusion, allowing for privacy and tranquillity. Additionally, the stairway entrance was built to double as a winter garden where planters could create a tranquil Eden within the framed views created by the spaces.
- Architectural Design Team: Remi C.T Studio
- Daylight and Sunlight: The Daylight Lab
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- Location: Walthamstow, London