The homes’ orientation maximises both sunlight and privacy
Stephen Taylor Architects for Baylight Properties
Contract value: £4m
Cost per m2: £6,645
Four privately-owned detached homes, with private amenity spaces, were introduced to a constrained site on a brownfield infill development. Each house has a deep porch created by cantilevered upper floors; rooms are arranged over three floors, accessed from the middle level from a podium, while the lower ground floor opens out to a private courtyard. The site plan appears irregular, but the homes’ orientation maximises both sunlight and privacy. Views to neighbours are oblique rather than oppositional and the play of light on brickwork compensates for the lack of more conventional views.