RIBA Award 2010
Five family houses make the most of a pocket site behind the back gardens of the grand victorian villas of Cubitt’s Clapham Park, Lambeth. The houses sit amongst mature Sycamores, Willows, Ashes and a Chines Privet and the early stages of the design took advantage of the wooded quality of the small site to create a ‘huts in the garden’ feel. Timber framed and clad in timber shingles and part render, with green roofs, timber windows and external shutters the houses achieved Ecohomes ‘Excellent’. A shared garden to the south-east is also part of the development and is enjoyed by the 23 children living on Bateman Mews.
CABE Building for Life chair Wayne Hemingway MBE says: This is a highly distinctive and pleasing scheme on the type of site that often produces mediocre and unimaginative responses.