The Building Blocks of Our City

The Building Blocks of Our City

1/22/2   The Building Blocks of our City. From sprawling suburbs to thriving communities. What makes a vibrant city?   Housing Unlocked is an Open Call for design ideas that will maximise housing potential in our towns and cities. Architects have an...
Fortfield Drive

Fortfield Drive

Fortfield Drive The extension presents itself as an almost monolithic brick wall with three openings. Fortfield Drive and its neighbouring streets were constructed in the late 1930’s on the former grounds of Fortfield House (built in 1785 and demolished in 1934)....
Merlyn Park

Merlyn Park

Merlyn Park The owners, one of whom grew up in the house, wished to adapt it for their growing family and significantly improve its energy performance. Merlyn Park is a curved street that links Merrion Road to Ailesbury Road and was constructed by builders G & T...
WoodWorks

WoodWorks

WoodWorks ‘There is a forest in my backyard but my house is built from trees grown far away’ Europe’s ambitious home-building and retrofit plans will require vast quantities of materials. The majority are fossil-fuel intensive products such as concrete,...
Claremont Park

Claremont Park

Claremont Park The brief was to enlarge and upgrade this 1950’s family house without encroaching on the limited garden space. We achieved this by replacing the single storey garage conversion to the side and the kitchen extension to the rear with new, two-storey...