Alison Brooks Architects has submitted plans for a new house in Hampstead featured a teal-coloured, faïence tile façade
The scheme in Frognal Gardens, north west London, which sits within the Hampstead Conservation Area, will replace a three-storey, split-level, semi-detached house built in 1965.
According to the design and access statement lodged with Camden Council, the home’s frontage features a ’sequence of planted spaces … weaved vertically through the stepping levels of the south façade, rooting the building in its verdant stepped landscape context’.
The scheme also has a chimney on the corner of the building which echoes the turrets of neighbouring houses. The design also includes buff brick on the east gable to complement the teal ceramic creating a ’two-tone materiality [reflecting] that of many of the surrounding Victorian villas’.
The practice has already built a number of award winning residential schemes in north London, including the Lens House, which was shortlisted for the Manser Medal in 2014.
The Frognal Gardens proposals has received a number of comments, including some from the owner of the adjoining building and other local residents, with one claiming the scheme was ‘too large and overwhelming’ and another from the Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum, who said ’the colour [was] inappropriate and damaging to the conservation area’.
A planning committee decision is expected in the New Year. The practice has been contacted for comment.