Members of the Royal Institute of British Architects
The site for this house was squeezed between two listed buildings in Shoreditch with a large london plane tree at the centre. The building makes the most of daylight with large windows facing south. The tree provides summer shade.
Architect William Hodgson, assisted by David Eland and James Dale sought to use sustainable techniques which could be undertaken by relatively unskilled constructors. The site was constrained by the protected london plane tree and surrounded by listed buildings
This image shows our project in Shoreditch. The kitchen, with main bedroom below, overlooks the internal courtyard which was designed to provide light and natural ventilation to the house.
A large portion of the building structure is timber. Working with engineers Price and Myers we used Kerto, at strong engineered timber to provide the supports and roof structure. The concrete floor provides thermal stability.
The office building needed to relate to its listed neighbours so weathering steel was used for both the facade and roof. Expanded weathering steel mesh for the base provided both security and interest whilst letting light into ancillary spaces.