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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
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 . Peter Barber Architects  organized the eight apartments of varying size around a giant community garden  and fitted them with a host of features to ensure optimum energy and water conservation.
Located in East London, Beveridge Mews replaced a series of disused garages on an old council estate. The timber cladding  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 . Rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, and energy efficient fixtures  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.
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Photos via Morley von Sternberg
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 2013 RIBA national awards for excellence in architecture: http://www.architecture.com/Awards/RIBAAwards/Winners2013/London/RIBALondonNationalAwards2013.aspx#.Ubm2TpWAe0s
 Peter Barber Architects: http://www.peterbarberarchitects.com/16_Hanni.html
 giant community garden: http://inhabitat.com/a-community-garden-blooms-at-berlins-abandoned-tempelhof-airport/
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 timber cladding: http://inhabitat.com/tag/timber-cladding/
 including one on the roof: http://inhabitat.com/tag/green-roof-terrace/
 energy efficient fixtures: http://www.greenprophet.com/2011/10/lamps-energy-efficiency/
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