Peabody is seeking to procure a panel of architectural practices to design housing schemes of 20 homes or fewer on small sites which may be on its existing estates or new sites.
Peabody chose three different sites for the subject of this competition. We chose a site between Tufnell Park and Archway, behind the St John’s Tavern to produce a sketch scheme based on a specific design brief.
By creating two apartment blocks north and south, with a massing that steps between the pub and the apartments, three gardens are created which set the building back from the street, offering private garden spaces for the tenants.
Each apartment is laid out to meet LHDG minimum sizes; the bedrooms receive morning sun on the east and the living rooms receive evening sun on the west. The long facades allow for permeability while the east and west facades are largely solid to prevent noise pollution and overlooking.