Title: Hamstead Hill, Residential Development
Location: Hamstead Hill, Birmingham
MADE Architecture begun a redevelopment of land between 27 and 29 with additional land stretching across rear of number 29 and 31. The proposal was to provide five new dwellings on the land to the rear and a sixth dwelling to the front that would replace the existing but derelict garage.
The layout was a joint effort of design between MADE and the local authority. The layout had been configured to ensure that most if not all of the existing features, such as trees; stream; pond; and the wildlife habitat is preserved.
It was important to ensure that the dwellings are not given a typical, continuous and thereby a bland elevation by making it the same height across the entire front. The design therefore incorporated both single and two storey elements within the dwellings. To vary the heights further, each dwelling had a more appropriate reflection of the space within by allowing the function to dictate the form where appropriate.