Philpot Street

A commissioned proposal for London and the UK’s first Rammed-Earth Social Housing. The modest scope and scale made this unusually feasible for an estate infill condition. Our brief was to provide circa 3 units for 100% social rent on a constrained site of 72sqm.

We used the infill to resolve practical issues affecting the daily lives of residents; Reworking the common entrance to a more convivial space for daily contact, creating secure cycle storage and rationalising communal refuse arrangements which had become unsightly. A vivid entablature (with motif pattern contributed by Seyi Adewole) sought to explore ideas around London street-style, iconographies, decorative accents, material ornamentation and artifice.