Date posted: September 15, 2014
Building the 9 new homes on a narrow and heavily wooded site has required a tightly programed construction sequence to manage ecological seasons and archaeological digs. This constricted site has required bespoke construction solutions, including smaller panels of timber frame to reduce transport loads on the root protection zones and to avoid the need for high vehicles under the trees.
Highly sustainable in design, the homes reduce overlooking and frame existing views with low-pitched zinc roofs angled off grid to neighboring properties. The scheme is a contemporary response to the strong Stanmore context, moving from an interpretation of the ‘garden-city’ semi at the font of the site, towards a more modern aesthetic at the rear. With construction due to finish early next year the homes will contribute to the Stanmore community whilst providing much needed homes on an unused city site.