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