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The Arbour

by Boehm Lynas and GS8

Client GS8

Award RIBA London Award 2024, RIBA London Sustainability Award 2024 (sponsored by Autodesk) and RIBA National Award 2024

The Arbour © Chris Wharton

The Arbour is a development of 10 two-storey homes on a former backland industrial site in Walthamstow Village that pushes the boundaries of sustainable urban design.

It is brimming with credentials: carbon-negative, zero-waste, energy self-sufficient, and deconstructible. Even the construction phase and hard landscaping embodied the ethos. There were no skips: materials from the original site were salvaged and have been seamlessly recycled into the design. The two short terraces of soft blue-grey clad houses have a soaring, angular roofline that generates cathedral-like internal volumes. Working together closely, the architects and client have successfully demonstrated that beautiful homes can be made from ‘waste’ and bio-based materials.

Read the full citation from the RIBA Awards Jury on RIBA Journal.

Structural Engineer Elliott Wood Engineering

Sustainability KLH

Environmental / M&E Engineer Integration

Environmental / M&E Engineer Inside Outside Engineering

Architect, Part Delivery Anyo

Gross internal area 1099 m²

The Arbour © Chris Wharton
The Arbour © Chris Wharton
The Arbour © Chris Wharton
The Arbour © Chris Wharton
The Arbour © Chris Wharton
The Arbour © Chris Wharton
The Arbour © Chris Wharton
The Arbour © Boehm Lynas and GS8
The Arbour © Boehm Lynas and GS8
The Arbour © Boehm Lynas and GS8
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