‘A re-evaluation of contemporary, high density housing with a south-facing, riverside setting’
Make Me a Home – Northshore is an international architecture competition run by the RIBA for the ‘Home Zone’ site which forms part of the wider urban regeneration masterplan for Stockton on Tees. The brief was to reinterpret the family house within a high-density development on an elevated 3.9 hectare site with magnificent views over the river Tees.
Rather than revert back to tried and tested typologies and a segregated-demographic approach to housing developments we started by asking a series of questions which ultimately informed our attitude and designs for the development. For instance ‘what are the small things that make living somewhere, anywhere, special?’ Our answer was a series of interconnected ‘magic moments’, an evolution of traditional housing typologies, an inversion of the traditional street and a series of spaces that engender a sense of shared ownership, shared responsibility and community.
Our scheme was shortlisted and was included in the exhibition touring the UK to highlight contemporary approaches to high-density housing design.
Make me a Home – Northshore
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