Positively connects residents both to the place and to each other
Ash Sakula Architects for Carillion Igloo
Contract value: £10m
Private housing in a dense historic urban environment is always a challenge. Here Ash Sakula has supported Igloo to break the mould of so many anonymous, soulless residential developments. Its dense street-based urban housing responds sensitively and intuitively to its context, provides every occupant with their own front door and private open space, and positively connects residents both to the place and to each other.
The homes carefully re-think the traditional Tyneside flat in a series of bespoke interlocking houses and apartments. There is a large number of dwelling types and the shape and configuration of these has been supported by an appropriate response to street and the wider Ouseburn context. What appear to be rather eccentric and quirky house plans actually present residents with a great opportunity to marry their individual personalities to their particular individual homes, reviving the community of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley.