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OAKWOOD MEWS

5 units. Multiple sizes and typologies. Mews arrangement. Vibrant public realm.

Enfield, London.

A 5 unit mews scheme comprised of different unit sizes and typologies. Due to the constraints of a narrow backland garage site, amenity spaces are placed on the roof of each unit. ‘Upside-down houses’ with bedrooms at ground and living at first are created to have enable access to these amenity areas directly off living space.

Mews houses traditionally occupy secondary and tertiary streets within urban areas. Providing family homes on constrained plots of land at a higher density often results in a rich social tapestry of families living in close proximity with the shared pedestrianised mews streets assisting in creating a sense of community.

(01)  TYPICAL 3B5P HOUSE
(02)  TYPICAL 2B4P HOUSE
(03)  CYCLE AND BIN STORE

Context – This disused garage plot off Oakwood Parade offered an opportunity to transform the forgotten plot into a vibrant tertiary street with mews housing which sits between a primary residential street and transport infrastructure. The intention is that the building sensitively slots into the back-land site, occupying the same footprint as the
existing garages. The new mews street will be transformed into an exciting public realm. Offering pedestrianised space for residents to take ownership over the shared street will create more opportunities for play and interaction. The setback and corner windows in the houses also create a strong sense of natural surveillance along the lane, further encouraging families to adopt the space.

Context – This disused garage plot off Oakwood Parade offered an opportunity to transform the forgotten plot into a vibrant tertiary street with mews housing which sits between a primary residential street and transport infrastructure. The intention is that the building sensitively slots into the back-land site, occupying the same footprint as the
existing garages. The new mews street will be transformed into an exciting public realm. Offering pedestrianised space for residents to take ownership over the shared street will create more opportunities for play and interaction. The setback and corner windows in the houses also create a strong sense of natural surveillance along the lane, further encouraging families to adopt the space.

Screening – To limit any overlooking into neighbouring properties, 1.8m of vegetation screening is proposed with the additional benefit of creating a well landscaped roof terrace. This also helps create a green buffer to the railway to the rear of the properties giving better privacy and some sound deadening.

Rooftop Amenity – Elevating amenity space to maximise the available footprint on the site. They also maximise natural light and have a better separation from the railway from a visual and noise perspective.

Project Info

STATUS
PLANNING SUBMITTED, 2022
TYPE
RESIDENTIAL
LOCATION
BOROUGH
ENFIELD
AREA
450m²

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