Hackney Council has granted permission for this ‘small but beautiful’ one-bedroom home in a Dalston, east London by Dominic McKenzie Architects.
The scheme in St Mark’s Conservation area will see the construction of the two-storey house totalling just 64m2 on a brownfield infill site.
The building, commissioned by a private client, will use cross laminated timber in the construction, and will be clad with a patterned design inspired by a nearby church.
McKenzie told the AJ: ‘St Mark’s Church is grade II* listed and forms the centrepiece of the regeneration area. One detail we really liked on the church was a carved detail like a flower motif forming part of the church tower.
‘The area also used to be home to market gardens, so the use of the flower motif also refers to that.’
He added: ‘We think it is a small but beautiful design.’
A report by Hackney planners said: ‘The building has a clean contemporary form and design and the proposed cast panel finish to the front is an interesting but subtle feature that references the nearby church and reinforces local distinctiveness.’
Downstairs, the home will contain a kitchen/living room plus dining room, with a bedroom and small office located on the first floor.
The plans also contain a 12.5m2 courtyard, and McKenzie said the plan was to plant a tree in a boundary wall.
McKenzie said that work would start on building the home in the summer.
Architects: Dominic McKenzie Architects
Location: Dalston, London
Type Of Project: House
Client: Karmen O Lomax-Dwent
Gross internal floor area: 64m²
Start on site: Summer 2015