Hackney Terrace

Outline design
3D modelling
Competition entry
Morpeth Road, London E9
Project architect:
Ben Ridley

This proposal for a series of dwellings in East London is conceived as a ‘miniature terrace’. The site is a narrow strip of land owned by the Peabody Trust, which was previously occupied by garages.

The front elevation of each house is split into three sections, each corresponding to the proportions of a typical period terraced property. The brick facade of each section is treated with a varying degree of soot wash, further reinforcing the division and suggesting the idea of each house as a terrace in miniature. A lighter timber finish at ground floor creates a continuous horizontal treatment, drawing inspiration from the continuous rusticated stucco commonly found to the ground floor of a traditional London terrace.