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Hackney Council announces another winner in social housing drive


Emerging practice Al-Jawad Pike has been appointed to another scheme within Hackney Council’s emergent social housing drive after winning a second competition

The locally based practice was set up by ex-David Chipperfield architects Dean Pike and Jessam Al-Jawad in 2014. Its latest proposals include around 11 homes in Daubeney Road, Clapton, which will replace 25 garages.

The practice is already designing an 11-home scheme in Mandeville Street, recently submitted for planning, for the east London borough’s social housing initiative. 

The programme aims to build more than 400 homes – 70 per cent of which will be for social rent and shared ownership – on 11 infill sites. 

Practice co-founder Al-Jawad said: ‘The project stands as a significant opportunity for our studio, but more importantly represents Hackney’s commitment to providing much-needed good-quality social housing through the innovative development of under-utilised sites within the borough.’

The current design for the Daubeney Road scheme is for a two-storey row of staggered terraced homes, each with a private garden. However, these will be further developed in collaboration with the local community over the coming months. A planning submission is set to be submitted before the end of the year.

Al-Jawad Pike is one of five architects that have so far been announced to design schemes for Hackney’s Housing Supply Programme. The others are Mikhail Riches ArchitectsLynch Architects, Ash Sakula and Surman Weston

Daubeney road 4

Daubeney road 4

Source: Al-Jawad Pike

Initial designs for Daubeney Road scheme by Al-Jawad Pike (plan)








Readers' comments (2)

  • As much as I love this trend of monochrome and monolithic contemporary brick architecture, where are the rainwater pipes, soil vent pipes and gas flues going to go?!

    I just hope this ilk of architect is giving due consideration to the plethora of external everyday paraphernalia that necessarily adorns buildings - maybe they have thought of a way of hiding it all?

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  • Despite the variations in window layout the regimentation of the massing displayed in the initial design looks pretty severe - stripped down architecture with minimal detail, and there appears to be little scope for displays of individuality by the occupants on the public access side. Don't forget what your number is.

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