Located in the London Borough of Newham, Marshgate Lane plans for 89 new homes on disused site in Stratford.
The series of shared spaces, linked by a central linear park, highlights the potential of high density living. These homes will benefit research into the benefits of deck living and building communities.
Due to the narrow site, the circulation route is stacked to form tiered gardens and when opened into a linear form, it acts as a pathway ascending through the development. This also breaks out into landscaped courtyards and terraces as micro-community spaces, allowing residents to walk the circular route, interacting with the neighbours in the social spaces.
Lightwells were woven into the walkways to ensure maximum levels of natural light filter through and, along with the balconies, serves as a buffer between the main circulation routes and the more private front door thresholds.
Designed with moveable partitions, the dual aspect living spaces allow for customisation of layouts to suit activities, preferences and seasons, blurring the boundary between indoor and outdoor space.
pH+ believe that by delivering high quality “shared spaces”, higher residential densities can be made to enhance living and working experiences, rather than detract from them.