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Kyson’s three-home scheme in bombed-out Hackney unwrapped

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] London-based practice Kyson has completed this £800,000 three-home scheme on a bomb site near the Olympic Park

Described as a ‘contemporary re-interpretation’ of the Victorian terrace, the 440m2 development in Hackney, east London, replaces a row of houses partially flattened during the Second World War.

The three-bedroom, three-storey houses are clad in black-stained Douglas fir strips which have been mechanically wire brushed ‘to give a pronounced grain,’ according to practice founder Scott Kyson. ‘The timber was then vacuum-stained allowing a deeper matt finish.’

The roof terrace features walk-on glass roof lights above three-storey stairwells.

Kyson's Cadogan Corner scheme in East London

Kyson’s Cadogan Corner scheme in East London

Project data

Architects: Kyson
Location: Cadogan Terrace, Hackney, London, E9 5EG
Type Of Project: Residential (3 terrace houses)
Structural Engineers:Alan Baxter Partnership LLP
Project Architect: Scott Kyson
Client: Evolve Estates / Kyson
Funding: Private Investment (Evolve Estates)
Tender date: N/A
Start on site date: September 2009
Contract duration: 16months
Gross internal floor area: 440m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: Self-Build
Total cost: £800,000      
M&e consultant: 
N/A
Quantity surveyor:N/A
Planning supervisor: MECsafe
Lighting consultant: N/A
Main contractor: Kyson / Nathan Dew
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Brooks Bros (timber supplier)
Annual co2 emissions:N/A

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