Paradise Gardens housing development is featured in DesignCurial Architectural section. Since its completion in 2016, Paradise Gardens has been given a Housing Design Award and recently won the RIBA London Award 2017 and RIBA National Award 2017.
Alex Lifschutz, interviewed, references the creation of a community and how the houses, designed for the private rental sector, can be rearranged over time. “Lifschutz describes the buildings as modern Victorian housing. Floor to ceiling there is a height of three metres, whereas wall to wall each room follows the ‘six metre formula’ as Alex describes it.
He believes that this is the optimum width of a residence to allow for different configurations, whatever your family unit. For example the room can accommodate two double bedrooms and any other living space. The houses were designed with ‘flexible living’ in mind. The architects wanted to create a space that could facilitate change and accommodate the different needs of multiple residents over time.”
Related links: Paradise Gardens housing development creates adjustable family homes. Read full article here.