Caudale forms a landmark with its bold, abstract composition
Mae Architects for London Borough of Camden
Contract value: undisclosed
Eight affordable dwellings for local residents displaced by HS2 works demonstrate how infill sites can enhance existing context and create high quality homes. Caudale forms a landmark with its bold, abstract composition. The overscaled, abstract chequerboard facade references Sir Frederick Gibberd’s neighbouring 1960s housing. A six-storey villa marks the corner of the site, while three, 3-storey ‘townhouses’ mirror the scale of an adjoining terrace. A double height portico signposts main entrance and connects the street to the communal garden. These Lifetime Homes, through consultation, have been tailored to resident need. The low-energy flats are triple – even quadruple – aspect and have spatial generosity. Kitchen-dining, living room and balcony, though separated by glazing, form a sequence of visually connected equivalent spaces.