DKA was shortlisted to design a new housing development for Harrow Council. The design approach looked to optimise existing characteristics of the area, whilst highlighting local sights through specifically oriented openings in the apartments.
Surrounded on two sides by significant infrastructural arteries, a series a urban and architectural moves would act as a gateway, creating connections and thus repairing the existing separation of the site from the town centre. The design combined high quality homes with an urban garden and public amenities at ground floor, providing pleasurable residential spaces and an active public face.
Housing scheme in Harrow
Competition Design Team
Stephen Taylor Architects, Architectural Consultant
Daisy Froud, Community Engagement Strategist
Jonathan Cook, Landscape Architects
HRW Engineers, Structural Engineers
OR Consulting, Sustainability Engineers