Bridgette Meinhold

Tiny London Lot Transformed Into Amazing Green Residence

by , 09/10/10

amenity space, urban infill, london, affordable housing, green building, sustainable architecture

The family who commissioned the home was being forced out of a nearby home by their landlord and they saw an interesting opportunity in an awkward 4.8m wide yard space between two different buildings. They asked Amenity Space to design a 2 bedroom home for the location and won approval in May of 2009. During the planning process, the former Urban Design Officer at Islington Council said the affordable housing project was “the best design for an infill development in the borough.”

Not just an exceptional lesson in urban infill, 76 Newington Green Road is also a great example of affordable green architecture. Costing only £220,000, the home packs in a lot of green amenities, like solar passive design, a living sedum roof, recycled materials, an air-source heat pump, sheep’s wool insulation and Insulslab concrete slabs. Reclaimed oak was laminated and cut into slats to create the wooden facade on the third and fourth floors.

+ Amenity Space

Via Design Milk and Dezeen

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  1. tany December 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    This is awful landfill and i presume it’s been a nice little earner. For someone who sat on the 73 bus route for years the lurch of the bus as it hit the sharp bend in the road was counter balanced by a weeping willow tree and then the unusual sweeping curve of Victorian brickwork, then space and sky, a pause in a potentially monotonous journey (unless you like looking at architecture, that is). This pause has been filled with infantile oversized grey building blocks, quality is not really the issue, any architecture firm or town planning department that would disrespect the beauty of the space between things isn’t worth its salt. Notice, there are no before pictures anywhere, god knows how it got planning permission?

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