Paradise Gardens, Ravenscourt Park

Spatially generous, with light-filled interiors and flexible layouts

Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Credit: Nick Guttridge

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands for Ravenscourt Studios

Contract value: Confidential

GIA: 1,460m²

A development of six houses for private rental, occupying a former derelict yard between King Street and Ravenscourt Park station, this scheme, adjacent to a locally listed terrace of houses, resolves a very tight site that is overlooked by neighbours on all sides.

 
  • Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
    Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Credit: Nick Guttridge
  • Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
    Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Credit: Nick Guttridge
  • Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
    Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Credit: Nick Guttridge
  • Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
    Paradise Gardens. Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Credit: Nick Guttridge
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Entered from a cobbled courtyard with shared mature communal gardens, the houses are spatially generous, with light-filled interiors and flexible layouts intended for future adaption and re-use. The site layout is a sophisticated response to these constraints and shows what can be achieved through simple manipulation of form, the use of robust materials and sensitive treatment of boundaries and landscape.

Architect and client have produced an exquisitely detailed project of high build quality both internally and externally, which could provide a benchmark for others.


See the other winners of the RIBA Regional Awards 2017 - London

See the other winners of the RIBA Regional Awards 2017 - London/Residential