A 7,000 sq. ft. new build residential scheme for 7 flats in Croydon, South London.
The street facing elevation of the building mediates between the building line of its neighbours, continuing an existing rhythm of gables found on either side.
Two guiding principles drove the layouts – A direct view from each front door through to the garden while individual street entrances save on communal areas and increase a private sense of ownership.
The ground floor datum and below is clad in a hand-made, contemporary linear format brick. First floor and above is clad in earthy clay tiles, taking cues from the local context.
This project has been included in the London Borough of Croydon’s Supplementary Design Guide for densification of the suburbs (SPD2) as a case study exemplifying good suburban design.