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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Hannibal Road Gardens in Stepney, London by Peter Barber Architects

November 13th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Peter Barber Architects

Hannibal Road Gardens is social housing project set around a community garden in Stepney. The proposal replaces a problematic strip of garages and creates a fourth side to a square within an existing housing estate with 3 slab blocks forming the other sides.

Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

The newly landscaped and densely planted community garden created in the centre of the square will be overlooked by a delightful new terrace of 8 contemporary family houses. The new row of houses is conceived as a continuation of the timber garden fences of the existing housing blocks, being constructed from timber and configured as a series of stepped and notched south east facing garden terraces. The accommodation is predominantly made up of large family houses (3, 4, 6 bedrooms).

Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

These will be 100% affordable, 50% of which are to be socially rented.

  • High density, large houses created on a difficult, single-aspect site.  
  • Innovative notched terrace typology, creating a variety of amenity spaces and outlooks. 
  • All courtyard houses have their own front door and a minimum of two large courtyards / roof terraces.   
  • Great example of collaborative approach to planning, working closely with Tower Hamlets Planners and Highways Officers.  

Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

Hannibal axo : Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

HRG Model : Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

Sketch axo : Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects

Sketch elev : Image Courtesy Peter Barber Architects


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