Pocket Living

Compact apartments for developer leading the debate on affordable housing in London.

David Kohn Architect's winning submission for an invited competition with affordable housing developer, Pocket. The proposal, Hall Home takes inspiration from the proportions, functions and relationships of rooms in vernacular English hall houses. 

These had one large space for cooking, eating, meeting and playing, and small, adjacent cellular spaces for sleeping and storing household effects. The Hall Home plan has been arranged to maximise the size of a central space, giving the apartment a sense of generosity whilst offering a robust flexibility catering to different households and ownership models.

“A series of elegantly planned and multi-functional rooms combine to provide a compelling, civilised, and beautiful home.”

Marc Vlessing, CEO of Pocket Living

Affordable Housing Scheme
Invited Competition




Pocket Living


Winning Competition Entry

Design Team
David Kohn, Liz Betterton, Tom McGlynn, Robin Turner