Prototype Green Terrace
This project has evolved from the Shoreditch Prototype House and further develops the idea of greening the city through the use of vertical planting.
The four storey terraced houses are set back from the pavement behind front gardens with recycling stores and planting defining the property threshold.
The ground floor houses kitchen, dining, utility and wc, with access to the rear garden. Internal partitions are non structural allowing the upper two floors to be subdivided to suit lifetime homes requirements. The top floor is set back behind a green terrace and can be used as a home office or further bedroom space.
Steel decks provide balconies and privacy screens while planting grown over the mesh gives shade in summer and allows direct solar heating in winter.
We see the project as a natural evolution of the urban terraced house built to zero carbon energy standards for 21st century living.