Maritime Housing Association commissioned shedkm to design a residential scheme of one bedroom apartments for shared ownership, predominantly aimed at single young people searching for affordable contemporary accommodation in the city centre.
The treatment of the main elevation respects the future development of the adjacent site. The introduction of an angled pair of slatted timber screens, acting rather like venetian blinds, eliminates constraints of overlooking by allowing light to enter the apartments – enabling views out but controlling views in. The wedge shaped balconies with integral planters which are created behind these screens add a desirable semi-external space and valuable floor area to the efficient, tightly planned units.
As well as the 12 apartments within the main body of the existing warehouse, two privately funded penthouses with private terraces offer views across the city.