We have been appointed to look at transforming an industrial site into a series of four bedroom mews townhouses. The site is enclosed by streets containing Victorian terraces, with their paired bay windows, white traceries and brick patterns forming strong rhythms.
The proposed townhouses have been designed as pairs, with projecting oak bay windows, which also become balconies to their sides and above. The bay windows enliven the frontages with activity and provide opportunity for interaction. The rears of the townhouses have a simpler fenestration of vertical oak framed windows and oak panels.
The common materials used consist of horizontal brickwork, vertical brickwork, oak panels, oak windows, bronze coloured anodized metalwork, and a white stone tracery. All of which unite the townhouses so that they can be read as one composition or as a series of individual homes.