Barn Street Barn Street Barn Street Project Sheet.pdf

Where: Barn Street, Stoke Newington

Who For: Grainger

What: 9 units

Architect: Waugh Thistleton

The site is located on Barn Street in Stoke Newington. At the end of a dead-end street, and enclosed by post-war residential flats and a school, the site holds a central and strategic position within an urban block. The scheme seeks to reinvigorate this area by proposing a nine unit development; creating a modern mews around a central landscape. The landscape is key to the scheme - organising its space and circulation, as well as connecting it to the post-war flats. This provides a heart and focus for the urban block and seeks to engage both the existing and future community. The nine units are divided into two buildings: a single family house with a garage, and a block of eight units comprising three three-bed maisonettes, four twobed duplex and a one-bed flat. The scheme contrasts the uniformity of the neighbouring post war flats emphasising the individuality of each dwelling - firstly through a split level floor plan which allows for open living; and secondly through a mix of materials to define each dwelling, giving a sense of ownership and a welcoming feel to each home. All the homes are double aspect, to allow for cross ventilation, and benefit from either a garden or a large roof terrace, providing high levels of comfort. The use of green roofs is also integrated for aesthetic and ecological benefits. Planning permission was obtained in November 2013.

Borough Hackney
Scale Minor
Status Completed