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Rogers re-invents Oxley Woods in the City

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is to bring the prefabricated timber construction techniques used on its award-winning Oxley Woods housing scheme, Milton Keynes to inner city London

The six- to eight-storey project in Hackney for the Metropolitan Housing Partnership will create 14 affordable homes.

A spokesman for the practice said: ‘The project aims to address the use of Modern Methods of Construction in an urban setting, using highly sustainable and economical methods of construction, as well as introducing high quality, well designed spaces for living at the affordable end of the housing market.’

Watch a video of one of the houses at the Manser Medal-winning Oxley Woods being built in a day below:

RSH+P Oxley Wood - House in a Day


Readers' comments (4)

  • I'm sure that contractors would be suitably impressed if you asked them to work 24 hours non stop at the south pole - that's not a day really is it, let's be frank (must be 3x 8 hour shifts). We've been here before with prefab after WWII, look what happenend to them; and is the country in such a dire predicament as that to warrant such desperate measures?

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  • has some great feedback from the residents of Oxley Woods.

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  • I'd sooner live in a 'Huff Haus'. In fact I'm surprised they're not looking at this kind of thing for the affordable market......

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  • i think it's great that a housing trust is interested in sustainable design; not sure about the colour of the elevation though

    let's hope all the important things don't get VE'd out

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