london’s duggan morris architects create a contemporary housing unit for special needs tenants in hillingdon, middlesex. known as sheltered housing in the UK, the residence houses tenants with disabilities and special needs. this type of housing is typically uninspired and overlooked design wise. duggan morris aimed to confront this typology with a fresh approach, injecting the design with flexibility and functionality. their design also needed to fit in with the many arts and crafts style buildings in the neighbourhood. the final design features an l-shaped two level unit that houses 12 tenants. the entrance is located at the meeting point of the two wings and features a double height glass enclosed lobby. the residences are located along two corridors, very simply furnished. the upper floors features cantilever bay windows that allow guests to enjoy the environment. the exterior is made using bricks and terracotta roof tiles, blending in with its historic neighbours. the simple form and protruding bay windows break up the large mass and give the lodge a contemporary feel.

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duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

duggan morris architects: yew tree lodge

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