Completed this autumn, this development was designed for a private client to maximise a gap site in central Oxford. Thinking Buildings provided a design that incorporated two 1-bed houses, and one 3-bed house, all meeting the required Oxford City Council standards for minimum room and amenity sizes. The design is working hard to provide generous accommodation on a restricted site.
The defining feature of the street façade are the zinc-clad balconies, that provide a sharp contemporary finish to the buildings, as well as valuable amenity space to the residents. With a small site the palette was limited to provide a cool, minimalist impression. This prevents the street scene from feeling too crowded, despite the frontage being almost wholly infilled