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Platform 5 bags green light for boot-shaped house

Up-and-coming practice Platform 5 Architects has won planning permission for this three-bedroom ‘infill’ house on a super-tight plot in Islington, north London

Squeezed between two townhouses, the scheme is boot-shaped in both plan and section and features a 3m-wide, three-story ‘shaft of the boot’ facing onto the street.

Behind this front, the building boasts a two-storey ‘toe’ which, according to the practice, ‘pops up out of the back gardens to obtain long views down the back of the terraces without overlooking the neighbouring properties.’

The studio’s AJ/Urban Splash Tribeca Infobox competition entry is currently on show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. 


Readers' comments (2)

  • I can't see the point of the front elevation. Surely this ins one of those cases where a replica façade completing the terrace would be far preferably to a "toy town" approach as the pictures show...

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  • Kevin McCloud would love this fa shizzle..

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