Peabody Housing

Built on a tight site in east London, these four low-cost apartments for the Peabody Trust comprise four pod-like flats that occupy a triangular site at the end of a terrace of Victorian houses.

The ground-floor flats open onto their own gardens and patio decks, while the first-floor flats are connected by a prefabricated steel and timber structure which incorporates stair access and private outdoor deck-space for the upper flats, where occupants can encounter each other in space that is simultaneously private and shared.

Ash Sakula were commissioned following a competition held by Peabody called 'Fresh Ideas for Low Cost Home Ownership' which was open to small practices with less than seven staff. The project is an early example of shared ownership affordable housing.

2006 Sustainable Living by Design, Best Built Project

Client: Peabody Trust

Area: 4 x 67m²

Site area: 472m²

Value: £618,000

Completed: 2004