Social housing, Daubeney Road

Al-Jawad Pike were appointed by the London Borough of Hackney to design a new housing development on an infill site adjacent to Daubeney Road in August 2017. The scheme will deliver 11 new high quality affordable and social rent homes that will replace the garages and ad-hoc car-parking currently located on the site. The dwellings will be a mix of two and three bed houses with one fully accessible four-bed family house.

The proposal follows the urban grain of the terraced rows that span east-west along Redwald Road and Colne Road. It is laid out on an staggering plan, with carved out entrances giving architectural character to the development, reducing overlooking on neighbours and orienting the front doors of the houses towards Daubeney Road. Materially the houses will be constructed from red brick with mono-pitched roofs and a base plinth with planters formed from large format granite blocks. The grey base ties in with the cobbled finish of the new cycle and pedestrian through-route that runs across the site.