de Metz Forbes Knight Architects' complete Guest Street in Manchester
Guest Street, a distinctive award winning social housing scheme designed by AJ Corus 40 Under 40 nominated Architects de Metz Forbes Knight (dMFK), is the 2nd realised development after FAT Architects ‘Woodward Place’ to take shape on Urban Splash’s pioneering 29 acre New Islington site in Manchester.
The project for Great Places Housing Group is a fusion of textural modernism with the typology of the 19th Century terrace. DMFK employed sharp, robust detailing, rugged contrasting brick types to echo the context, and thoughtful internal planning to reflect the needs of the residents with whom the project was designed. The houses are triple aspect with private courtyards and huge dramatic windows.
The project is being heralded as a model for Gordon Brown’s new drive for better housing and is nominated for the Housing Design Awards 2007.