[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Liddicoat & Goldhill has begun work on a new home in Hackney, east London
The £650,000 home is the second the practice has designed and built itself.
The 223m² house includes five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large living room, an open plan kitchen and dining area, and a walled garden.
The project is set to complete in October 2015.
The architect’s view
The site is to the North of Victoria Park Village on Terrace Road, close to the new fashion quarter. The five-bedroom three-bathroom (2400 sqft) house is a modern cousin of the neighbouring Victorian Villas. It is designed to celebrate and enhance the moments of solitude and gathering that a family house must accommodate. It achieves this through its tectonic, but more importantly through its fabric. We fetishise the assembly and materiality of our buildings, and believe in the experience of inhabitation. Texture, temperature and aroma are just as important as the ‘magazine-ready’ visual image.
Location Victoria Park, Hackney, London
Type of project new-build family house
Architect Liddicoat & Goldhill
Structural engineer Fluid Structures
Main contractor Liddicoat & Goldhill Development
Start on site date October 2014
Completion date October 2015
Contract duration 12 months
Gross internal floor area 223m²
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT
Total cost £650,000
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 2.8 tonnes
Predicted energy demand 27,424kWh/year
Specific environmental target Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6