DROO covers residential unit's protruding volumes in textured brickwork in london

DROO covers residential unit's protruding volumes in textured brickwork in london

DROO forms a series of loggias and balconies for ‘Dalston Lane’

 

Dalston Lane, a project by DROO, transforms a corner site at Dalston Lane and Cecilia Road in Hackney into a multi-functional space comprising nine residential units and a youth club. Originally home to London Youth Charity St Mathias Boys Club, the site faced challenges due to cost and maintenance, prompting its redevelopment into rent-controlled housing. The new design offsets volumes to address scale transitions, incorporating a brick-laid facade and loggias for internalized balconies that harmonize with surrounding alignments.

DROO covers residential unit's protruding volumes in textured brickwork in london
all images courtesy of DROO

 

 

‘Dalston Lane’ unveils a layered brick-built construction

 

The result is a layered construction featuring a gymnasium, community youth club, commercial spaces, and affordable housing. The textured brickwork on each floor plate contributes to a distinct identity, showcasing architectural ingenuity within budget constraints. Through the project of Dalston Lane, the design team at DROO displays a successful negotiation between civic use retention and commercial pressures, ensuring the continuity of a valuable community space.

DROO covers residential unit's protruding volumes in textured brickwork in london
DROO’s unique residential unit in London

DROO covers residential unit's protruding volumes in textured brickwork in london
loggias and balconies form a layered construction

DROO covers residential unit's protruding volumes in textured brickwork in london
the exterior features textured brickwork and glass

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Dalston Lane’s distinct textured brick facade

DROO covers residential unit's protruding volumes in textured brickwork in london
internalized balconies harmonize with surrounding alignments

DROO covers residential unit's protruding volumes in textured brickwork in london
the building accommodates a gym, a youth club, and affordable housing

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project info:

 

name: Dalston Lane
architect: DROO | @drooprojects

location: Hackney, London, UK

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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