Lynch Architects has won approval for a super-green housing block in Chiswick, west London, described as a homage to ’Lutyens’ and the ‘English suburban villa’
The Dartmouth House scheme will replace a former Edwardian nurses’ home - which became a single family house in the 1970s - next to a graveyard on the edge of two conservation areas.
Backed by eco-development company Carbon Living, the six-apartment project will feature cross-laminated timber floors, walls and roofs with a self-supporting brick rainscreen of Danish brick.
The apartments will also have pellet-burning stoves sat in brick chimneys, which the practice claims ‘echo the distinctive profile of nearby Chiswick House: an architecture of garden walls and brick chimneys – our homage to the Lutyens and the tradition of substantial English semi-rural, suburban villas’.
The 1,116 m2 scheme was approved by Hounslow Council last month and is due to start on site in the summer.
Work is scheduled to complete by autumn 2018.
Location Dartmouth Place, Chiswick, London W4 2RH - London Borough of Hounslow
Type of project Residential
Client Carbon Living
Design Team to Planning: Architect - Lynch Architects; Landscape architect - Richard Nye; Planning consultant - Savills; Structural engineer - Eurban (timber structure); Civil engineer - Rodrigues Associates (basement and ground slab); M&E consultant - Skelly and Couch Quantity surveyor - Academy Consulting
Principal Designer Lynch Architects
Gross internal floor area 1,116 m2
South west facade - model