HKR’s Pocket Housing projects in Lambeth move to site
Pocket developments are located on constrained and challenging sites where HKR have been able to demonstrate their ability to respond to local context and local residents concerns while achieving or a commercially viable outcome with high quality architecture.
Pocket 1 bed flats are compact but cleverly designed so they feel much larger and have won many design awards. Features include:
• Floor to ceiling windows mean Pocket homes feel light
• Pocket build in plenty of storage to reduce clutter
• There’s always ample room for a dining table and chairs
• Bedrooms are designed around a large bed and bedside tables, with space for a desk or dressing table as well if needed
• Underfloor heating means furniture can be placed wherever residents want without blocking radiators.
Details of current live project as follows:
Wynne Road – Will provide 25 one bed flats
The layout and architectural strategy reflects the history of the site and its immediate context. It draws on the historical identity of the site as a place of light industry and engineering as a source of the proposals architectural language and articulation.
Mountearl Gardens – Will provide 29 one bed flats and 4 two bed flats
The building is of a modest scale at 1-3 stories high, it is modulated in height and section in response to daylight and amenity issues. It uses materials that relate to its context. The design ambition is to create a domestic scaled, elegantly proportioned and visually interesting building. This has been achieved through the interplay of the proportion, components and material finishes.
This project is currently being modified to suit modular construction, which will see most of the building built in a factory in Bedford. This form of construction will reduce the construction program, and disruption to neighbours.
This project will begin on site December 2015. Due for completion August 2016. Donban have been appointed as the Contractor.
Juxon and Sail Street
Juxon: will provide 35 one bed flats and 4 two bed flats.
Sail Street: will provide 28 one bed flats and 3 two bed flats which at high level, the floor plan is rotated 180 degrees to take advantage of the views.
The architectural strategy responds to the dual nature of the surrounding context – the domestic scaled estate and the infrastructure scaled railway viaduct by creating a linear building with two faces; one of brick with windows overlooking the green space and one shrouded in a protective skin enclosing the walkways to the residential units. The shroud wraps around the upper floor to provide a strong architectural profile.
These projects are currently being procured and due to start on site in 2016.