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House in Hackney

Hackney, London

This 3 bedroom new build family home was built on a dark, muddy and forgotten garden backplot in Hackney. Covered in striking vertical larch cladding, this modern house blends in sympathetically with the surrounding Victorian terraces and 60's apartment blocks.

The plot came with some challenges, the most pertinent being the lack of light, the dense tree cover and close proximity of the neighbours. To remedy this, the design sinks the level of the living area and kitchen, to maximise the light without blocking that of the neighbours. Windows have been carefully placed to frame the surrounding trees, so that light comes into the house, without having to compromise on privacy. Ceilings are high and pitched, to create a feeling of volume & space.

Underfloor heating is powered by an air source heat pump, a timber frame superstructure is highly insulated and sealed for air tightness all to keep the build as green as possible.

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