Redshift Manor Houses for Missing Middle

How can architects find opportunities to contribute to the design of a mass housing and realise the housing in locations that are not normally the domain of architect designs? Here’s one approach…

The Manor House is a wonderful housing type accommodating 4 dwellings in a single building. It is a type that is inherently flexible, suiting individual households or related households such as extended families or co-operatives. Our design is conceived to provide further flexibility, adapting to various site configurations and accommodating multiple orientations. This affords each dwelling with outlook to the north or to the south (& to a park in this case) as well as access to sun.

The Manor House Case Study was conceived to respond to the urban context, not only overlooking a park but each dwelling to their own private open spaces. It maximises landscape space and accommodates both front and rear gardens to 3 of the 4 dwellings, while suppressing the impact of vehicles on the site. Consideration was equally given to the variety of households, the fourth dwelling is a studio unit as independent or dual key (internal access) permitting flexibility of occupation.

We wrote further background on the considerations in this project in Housing – the View from the Land Release