Could this small infill site be developable? The Studio discussed how infill sites should not be measured only by their limits; infill sites should be rethought and responded to with innovative design. After all, infill sites are essentially the cracks in the fabric of our cities, ready and full of potential. How can we instill well-being in a home for the modern, environmentally conscious, London residents that lead unique everyday lives?
Location: Maryland, London
Type: Residential/ New Build
Stage: In Construction
The 8.5m by 9m infill site has had difficulty obtaining planning since 2002. Trash littered the site and was an eyesore to the community. ( We know, we cleared the site ourselves)
Addressing the contemporary demands of a creative generation, Maryland House is a blend of art, design, and development.
We believe Maryland House reflects the contemporary London family. The house contains a flexible studio workspace, living area, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a garden on each of the three floors. To deliver such a floorplan, the design is stretched to the perimeter of the plot resulting in the use of every centimeter, and contains a basement with 3.1m ceilings.
Sustainable measures were a critical component when the material and energy-use was calculated into the building practices and the lifestyle of its future occupant. Reclaimed London Stock Bricks, solar panels, rainwater toilet flush system, pre-fabricated SIP foam blocks for insulation, and energy-efficient appliances are a few of the sustainable measures incorporated for the environmentally conscious inhabitant.