January 2013: New Projects Portfolio
New high school football stadium touches down at Texas school district; botanical gardens visitors center achieves net-zero energy status; and child care center rebuilds after Hurricane Katrina damage.
Residential development provides support, privacy for tenants
Narford Road, a 62-unit housing development in the Hackney borough of London, is a new project from Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects. The development, located on a former industrial site, includes Salvesen House, an 18-bedroom care and support facility for residents with mild learning disabilities. Timber screens and high-level windows maintain a level of privacy, and, aside from ground-floor vehicle access to the wheelchair-accessible units, the site is entirely car-free. The Building Team also included BPP Construction Consultants, Mullaley and Company Ltd. (contractor), and MESH Landscape Architects. The owner is One Housing Group.