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.