Located on a small triangle of land beside the blind north facing gable of an existing 17 storey residential tower that overlooks a park, this site is typical of many left over areas which exist within modern cities, that are both challenging but full of potential. The new development exploits this opportunity, and the scale, massing and configuration of this existing context.
Providing approx 32 dwellings, it is located within the shadow of the existing residential tower, against the blind gable and built to a similar height. In this way it minimises any further overshadowing, whilst to the north the site retains the existing public amenity space.
Morning sun and unobstructed views are obtainable from all the habitable rooms, which are orientated due east to overlook London Fields. All living rooms above ground floor level are provided with balconies. The dwellings are of prefabricated steel construction for craning fully 'fitted out' onto the site. A diaphanous lightweight rain-screen to the western face encloses the apartment accesses and screens adjoining maisonettes from overlooking
This is an extremely slender building with a small footprint; its viability is considered to be dependent upon maximising the potential for construction prefabrication.