- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Wood Wrapped Beveridge Mews Apartments Provide Flexible Light-Filled Housing

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 13, 2013 @ 8:16 am In Architecture,carousel showcase | No Comments

London, RiBA, Beveridge Mews, Hannibal Road Gardens, social housing, sustainable housing, rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, community garden, rooftop terrace, timber clad home [1]

A new timber-clad social housing project called Beveridge Mews was recently selected as one of the 2013 RIBA national awards for excellence in architecture [2]. Peter Barber Architects [3] organized the eight apartments of varying size around a giant community garden [4] and fitted them with a host of features to ensure optimum energy and water conservation.



London, RiBA, Beveridge Mews, Hannibal Road Gardens, social housing, sustainable housing, rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, community garden, rooftop terrace, timber clad home [5]

Located in East London, Beveridge Mews replaced a series of disused garages on an old council estate. The timber cladding [6] is designed to harmonize with surrounding sheds and fences, and the homes are large enough to accommodate several generations of families. Half of the apartments have been sold and the other half has been made available as social housing.

Some of the apartments have as many as seven bedrooms, while the majority have three or four rooms; each has two terraces, including one on the roof [7]. Rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, and energy efficient fixtures [8] give the complex a sustainable edge, while the densely-planted garden provides self-sufficiency and a communal spirit.

Beveridge Mews won the 2013 RIBA National Award for the London region, which puts the project in the running for the 2013 Stirling Prize.

+ Peter Barber Architects [3]

+ RIBA [2]

Photos via Morley von Sternberg


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/super-energy-efficient-beveridge-mews-apartments-resemble-a-row-of-fences-in-east-london/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/super-energy-efficient-beveridge-mews-apartments-resemble-a-row-of-fences-in-east-london/beveridge-mews-by-peter-barber-architects-lead/

[2] 2013 RIBA national awards for excellence in architecture: http://www.architecture.com/Awards/RIBAAwards/Winners2013/London/RIBALondonNationalAwards2013.aspx#.Ubm2TpWAe0s

[3] Peter Barber Architects: http://www.peterbarberarchitects.com/16_Hanni.html

[4] giant community garden: http://inhabitat.com/a-community-garden-blooms-at-berlins-abandoned-tempelhof-airport/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/super-energy-efficient-beveridge-mews-apartments-resemble-a-row-of-fences-in-east-london/beveridge-mews-by-peter-barber-architects-01/

[6] timber cladding: http://inhabitat.com/tag/timber-cladding/

[7] including one on the roof: http://inhabitat.com/tag/green-roof-terrace/

[8] energy efficient fixtures: http://www.greenprophet.com/2011/10/lamps-energy-efficiency/

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.