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Hackney Self-build Challenge


Private Client


Hackney, London



Elaine Creswell, Cat Higham - reShaped Landscape Design:
Mike Foat - Mantis Energy


Light, Natural, WikiHouse

A quick turn around project for an exciting competition entry in Hackney. We were engaged by a private client to assist in the design of a new build WikiHouse family home on a small infill site which was being sold far below its market value as test case to unlock the massive potential of small plots for those languishing on the self-build register. All councils are required to maintain a register of all those people interested in building their own home but very few local authorities have taken any further concrete steps to ensure that this untapped potential for residential construction becomes an effective part of their housing supply strategy.

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