Reworks old English ‘back-to-back’ workers’ housing except that each house has private amenity space
RIBA London Regional Award winner 2021
Peter Barber Architects for London Borough of Newham
Contract value: undisclosed
Twenty-six shared equity tower houses are arranged around a central courtyard. The design reworks old English ‘back-to-back’ workers’ housing except that, with the notched terrace on the top floor, each house has its own private amenity space, as well as a long balcony and a dual aspect. Its street-based approach encourages the integration of new residents. The project has no internal communal circulation; the connection with the street is reinforced by large sections of glazing and generous arched entrances.