Transforming a sloping backland site
Architect and Project Manager – Douglas and King Architects
Planning Consultant – Douglas and King Architects
Structural Engineer – Conisbee
The construction of three modern family houses on a sloping backland site in Muswell Hill was completed in 2017. The DAK design was granted planning by Haringey Council in 2016.
The 1700 sq metre backland site is hidden within a network of residential streets, one of which forms the boundary of a local conservation area. Following a Pre-Planning design review we led a neighbourhood consultation process over a period of several months that successfully achieved full planning being given through delegated powers.
External corten steel cladding and stonework create a natural response to the immediate environment and the landscape design provides privacy for the living areas of each of the houses. Light wells to the East and West of each building provide open and light filled basements. Internal walkways connect the private and public parts of the houses.