This development proposes 4no. fully accessible wheelchair user mews houses in the location of the unused garden site at the rear of an existing apartment building.
The massing, fenestration, material choices and approach to the landscape have been considered carefully to best address the immediate neighbouring context. The design has maximised the site’s potential for daylighting and ensures that each unit is dual aspect.
The overall natural palette of materials is intended to be traditional and familiar, to harmonise with the surroundings while ensuring a high-quality contemporary finish that avoids pastiche representation. Brick was chosen as the primary material at the lower level set down 1m into the ground to provide a robust but natural-looking plinth in contrast to the lighter natural timber cladding proposed above. Entrance reveals, and window fenestration are defined with weathered metal cladding to provide a level of refined detail against the natural brick and timber.