Our proposal for a small site in Hackney provides five exceptional new homes and workspace for a local housing association.
The development will provide a mix of two and three-bedroom apartments from ground to fourth floor, with the existing office space, which is occupied by the client, to basement level. The ground floor is raised slightly to provide privacy to ground floor homes, which also provides an opportunity to bring daylight into the lower-ground floor workspace. The top floor features a generous duplex apartment with a south-facing loggia and views across the city.
Communal circulation space occupies the space between the existing office building and the new development, creating a legible gap in the streetscape which continues the language of King Edward’s Road whilst creating a distinct character of its own.
This project is the first of several infill schemes that RCKa is designing for Shian Housing, with others elsewhere in Hackney, Islington and Haringey following later in the new year.