Archio gets OK for pink Passivhaus homes in east London

The Hackney-based practice’s 300m² infill scheme replaces garages at the end of a row of terrace houses on the corner of Kempton Road and Burges Road at East Ham in Newham and has been designed so its elongated shape wraps around the end of the street.

The architect said this approach helps the project to reduce the impact of the scheme, maximise the number of homes and gives residents views out to the neighbouring park.

The height of this micro-development has been considered to align to the local homes, ensuring that its contemporary architecture sits harmoniously in its context and doesn’t overdevelop the site.

Mellis Haward, director at the AJ 40 under 40 practice said: ‘We believe firmly that creating housing on small sites is a sustainable way to provide new homes and densify the city.

‘While this project may be a micro-scheme, it punches above its weight and contributes to the character of the local area. Using Passivhaus principles at the earliest stage makes it much easier to retain energy efficiency in the long run, which is vital on every development, large or small.’

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