Beveridge Mews is a row of eight large houses of hybrid timber/block work construction built for extended families previously living elsewhere on this estate in Tower Hamlets, a borough with a 38% Muslim population. Buildings are between two and four storeys high. They are arranged in a terrace and complete a square which encloses a new community garden and playground. The new row houses are inspired by the timber garden fences of the existing blocks. They employ a unique courtyard/terraced housing hybrid typology, each house having a private entrance courtyard and bedrooms with terraces and balconies. The houses are highly insulated/fabric first, and have high-efficiency condensing boilers coupled with mechanical ventilation heat-recovery systems, green roofs and rainwater recycling.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture