HUT were briefed to transform an underutilised carpark into 36 refined residential dwellings in Clapham, South London.
The project revises an existing planning permission to deliver a scheme with greater focus on quality of living space, resident amenity, occupier well-being, an enhanced connection to green space and social interaction.
The dwellings are organised in three blocks each offering a range of accommodation size with every primary living space having a view to green space. An intensive greening of the site brings Clapham Common to the door step through an expansion of planted areas, wildflower green roofs, refined pathways and street furniture.
The new character takes visual cues from the listed band stand of the Common, introducing decorative stonework and colonnades to entrances and balconies as well as finer attention to brickwork detailing. The hit and miss brickwork significantly increases natural light within the dwellings whilst addressing issues of overlooking.
The result is a cluster of inclusive and timeless dwellings, focussed upon occupier wellbeing, whilst sensitively and sympathetically responding to the wider context and community.
Achieves a 35% improvement above and beyond building regulations on energy performance