113 - 115 Ouseburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

An exemplar for contemporary living

113 - 115 Ouseburn Road
113 - 115 Ouseburn Road Credit: Jill Tate

Miller Partnership Architects for Libby Davidson, Tim and Pippa Kendall
Contract value: Confidential 
GIA: 305m

113-115 Ouseburn Road is an exemplar for contemporary living where resources are shared to create a template for sustainable accommodation. It responds to needs of people wanting to downsize but stay local and considers how homes can adapt to an ageing population. The architect was initially approached by a homeowner looking to divide the site of their existing house, release capital and create a bespoke home for retirement.

  • 113 - 115 Ouseburn Road
    113 - 115 Ouseburn Road Credit: Jill Tate
  • 113 - 115 Ouseburn Road
    113 - 115 Ouseburn Road Credit: Jill Tate
  • 113 - 115 Ouseburn Road
    113 - 115 Ouseburn Road Credit: Jill Tate
  • 113 - 115 Ouseburn Road
    113 - 115 Ouseburn Road Credit: Jill Tate
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Their neighbour then joined them. The two houses are designed by the same team and constructed through a shared building contract to create the best value for both owners. They share light wells as well as external spaces. The resulting project sits perfectly on the site, using level changes to maximise daylight while creating privacy through louvres. The buildings are modest in size but optimise the space and are beautifully detailed. They make the most of a tight budget that had to mitigate for former mining works under the site.

Project Architect of the Year sponsored by Taylor Maxwell

See other winners in the RIBA regional awards - North East 

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