RESIDENTIAL / Kennington, London
Client: The Walcot Foundation
Standing on the Walcot Estate in Kennington, inner London, this scheme comprises five roomy, modern family homes. Although the design fits five houses onto a site that previously held two, the homes are designed so as not to feel cramped, with generous open-plan living spaces and striking double-height living rooms. The project has a mix of three- and four-bedroom houses. The houses make use of intelligent planting to provide natural screens, enhancing privacy for residents; existing tree canopies are also used to shade the interiors so that they can benefit from their east-west orientation without overheating.
The result is a crisp set of houses that feel spacious and secluded, despite being in the heart of London.