SDB is pleased to announce a new award for John Fisher Street (Darbishire Place) which is The Best Housing Design Award by the BRICK Awards. “Project: Darbishire Place Architect: Niall McLaughlin Architects Specialist Brickwork Contractor: Sandwood Design and Build Brick: Wienerberger; Marzaile The building is simple, direct, without fuss, frivolity or fancy. There are however moments of architectural delight, which become apparent. The window surrounds in a subtly projecting and tapering precast architectural stone trim, bring sensitive and subtle articulation to what would otherwise be a rather banal building. Two zones of stacked corner balconies are designed with a bespoke precast tapering blade column, which accentuate the relationship of the building users to […]
Our project at John Fisher Street (Darbishire Place) for the Peabody Trust has been short listed for the Stirling Prize. The awards report provides the following description. This is a brilliant piece of urban design. The dignified new building, with its refined proportions and details, replaces a well detailed and proportioned Peabody mansion block taken out in World War II by a V2 bomb, along with another block whose footprint now provides a garden at the heart of the newly completed courtyard still graced by the remaining three Edwardian blocks. A casual comparison of the old and new elevations reveals the subtlety of the new architecture. The use of materials […]
Two of our recent project have been shortlisted for the 2015 Housing Design Awards. Darbishire Place (John Fisher Street) for Peabody Trust with Niall McLaughlin Architects and 1-6 Copper Lane (Springdale Road) for a co-housing group Springdale Gardens Ltd. With Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects. There are a total of 22 completed schemes short listed nationally, so our two schemes represent nearly 10% of that total.