This infill site in Stoke Newington, North London, consists of 8 luxury apartments which weave a story of craft and sustainability, celebrating raw interior materials and sculpted exterior design.
The concrete core is partially wrapped with a brick façade to create a set of recessed, south-facing balconies. The concept was to create a building that responded to the immediate residential context with the brick façade whilst also responding to the Stoke Newington High Street echoing the more civic style architecture associated with the concrete pre-cast piers, allowing the building to rise slightly taller than the immediate context, whilst still feeling at one with the streetscape.
The selected brick was manufactured especially at 50mm height instead of the UK standard format of 65mm to enhance the modern, linear aesthetic. Bespoke brick faced masonry support from our partners at IG allowed the architectural expression to be carried out effortlessly.
Architect: Nicholas Kirk Architects / Dowen Farmer Architects