The Makers House, Hackney

A very high level of inventiveness

The Makers House
The Makers House Credit: Simon Watson for House & Garden

Liddicoat & Goldhill for Liddicoat & Goldhill
Contract value: £782,000
GIA: 221m²
Cost per m²: £3,538

The Makers House is a new one-off house by Liddicoat Goldhill. Initiated as a speculative development, it sits in a terrace of semi-detached villas. Arranged over four levels, the upper two storeys are bedrooms while the ground floor is a split-level living space. Throughout the scheme there is a very high level of inventiveness in the bespoke detailing.

  • The Makers House
    The Makers House Credit: Simon Watson for House & Garden
  • The Makers House
    The Makers House Credit: Simon Watson for House & Garden
  • The Makers House
    The Makers House Credit: Simon Watson for House & Garden
  • The Makers House
    The Makers House Credit: Simon Watson for House & Garden
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Externally the building sits well in its context. The overhanging roofs are inspired by the neighbours, but extended and played out into an aesthetic of layering which the architect describes as a continuation of the ‘workshop’ idea of the interior. The sloping roof is generated by a rights-of-light issue but is well incorporated into the whole and does not feel like a compromise.

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