An inspired reinvention of a brownfield site within a Conservation Area to create a small scale, modern home of the future
What We Propose
A modern and sustainable, compact yet cleverly designed home, on a small site detailed with design ques taken from the Brownswood Conservation Area. The proposed house acts as solution to a derelict and land locked piece of land.
The proposed home is striking in shape , taking on two distinct forms of surrounding properties – the angled lean-to and flat roof .
In line with the London Plan, our proposal is a successful action to promote small sites for much needed homes in our Capital.
Another project we have been successfully redeveloped from a small brownfield site in London, is The Yard.
58 square metres
Planning Approved May 2022
The design incorporates an interesting palette of materials including yellow and red reclaimed stock brick and contemporary glass. The details relate strongly to the features of the surrounding terraced properties, whilst remaining unique, not pastiche.
The property sits back from the pavement, yet continues its relationship to its neighbours with connection via the boundary wall. At the rear, large windows flood the internal space and create multiple views of the private south facing courtyard, including through the cleverly placed glass on the stair landing. Vaulted ceilings to the entrance, create that feeling of space.
The first floor has a double bedroom with ensuite and a dressing area – the main bedroom internally detailed with fold back shutters to work with the tall arch window.
Designing with sustainability in mind, we chose timber panel system outperforming traditional techniques, contributing positively to the environment by helping to lower CO2 levels. The external choice of reclaimed brickwork cut into brick slips to work as the outer skin of such a system.
Sustainable Elements :-
- air source heat pump to provide hot water and space heating
- agreen roof to enhance biodiversity and slow down surface run-off as well as improve climate control
- a rainwater harvesting tank to reduce water use
- PV panels orientated south to help power the house.
Finsbury Park Road Design Features
- Bespoke and unique design responding to small plot
- Design influences taken from Conservation Area
- Highly Sustainable – 61% reduction in emissions
- Open plan living/kitchen/dining with a private courtyard