Chimney Pot Park takes an age old housing form and strips back the years of decline, the jumbled mass of outriggers, the notorious back alleys with their inherent security issues, and the decline in the sense of community that was key to this form of housing’s original popularity.
In its place the terrace is turned upside-down with the bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor and the living/kitchen/dining space on the first/mezzanine where light and space is maximised. Secure car parking is inserted where the back alley once occupied, and a new raised garden is placed above.
Each house has its own private decked area and planters, but an open feel is maintained to promote a sense of community between the occupiers that had long since disappeared. This simple innovation has given new life to a potentially redundant housing stock and increased the green space of the area.