Junction Road

LPA
LB Islington
Client
Private
Site
119 Junction Road | London N19
Scale
2 bedroom house
Density
n.a.
Contract
£0.3m
Status
Planning granted
"Working with the geometry of the site the clever, sensitive, yet contemporary design is generously worked into a tight space, creating some very interesting spaces..." Peter MurrayChairman | New London Architecture
The Cinderella site – from bin to crown: This award-winning house turned an unloved site into the spearhead of an existing axis of award-winning mews developments.

Underneath the derelict and unloved site often used by fly-tippers, a crown was hidden. Urban design analysis showed the site was actually at the top of a spine running north of award-winning mews developments on similar formerly derelict plots. With some intelligent handling the bin would become a crown.

The scheme maximises south-facing views across the existing green, while minimising overlooking of the neighbourhood properties. The geometry of the architecture is generated from its context creating a sustainable and urbanistically-sensitive design that inherently reflects its place.

The award was won for the innovative spaces created within the limited volume. The floor plan is efficiently organized across two levels and uses the roof as well as the facade to provide openings to provide a well-lit interior.