Six news homes are created on a tight site at the corner of Mulkern Road and Holland Walk on the Elthorne Estate. The new proposals remove a redundant dog training facility which had a poor urban relationship with the corner junction.
The volume of the proposed building is developed from an analysis of existing building lines and punctuated with openings and projecting bay windows to look up and down Holland Walk helping to overlook the street. The main volume of the building is made from a brick to complement the existing brick architecture of the estate. The brick volume organised symmetrically creating a formal contrast to the asymmetrical projecting bays and openings which are clad in fibre cement shingles. The shingles provide a counterpoint to the heavier brick through lightness and texture.
External space is provided to each flat by various means:
• recessed terraces on the raised ground floor,
• re-used flat roofs from the adjacent existing walkways on the first floor are enclosed to become roof gardens
• the roof of new flats becomes a rooftop garden to the top two flats
The architecture of the scheme relates to another proposal designed by Brady Mallalieu Architects for an adjacent site on Mulkern Road.
Client: Homes for Islington