Looks as though it might have been there forever
London RIBA Regional Award 2019
Peter Barber Architects for Roberto Caravona
Contract value: Undisclosed
The client and architect at Moray Mews in Finsbury Park, recently reviewed in RIBAJ, collaborated on the design and construction of these complex courtyard houses to excellent effect. The terrace of eight houses laid out along a new intermittently cobbled mews street manages to look as if it might have been there forever. The houses alternate between one and two storeys which minimises the impact of the volume of building, with a ‘notched’ typology used to erode the massing and create dual aspect homes which do not overlook adjoining neighbours’ gardens. Constructed economically, this is an example of relaxed yet intelligent architecture.