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Adjacent to the new Thameslink Station in West Hampstead, DMA’s playful design for this residential development will contribute to the ongoing regeneration surrounding
this important transport hub and provide much needed housing for both private and social tenures. The development will include 33 flats and three townhouses.
Positioned between the rail tracks and a residential/light industrial complex, DMA have responded to this challenging Y-shaped site by creating two distinctive architectural treatments for the front and rear of the scheme. The southern wing adjacent to the railway tracks is raised on stilts to create a series of
‘tree houses’ and to distance the apartments from the trains, allowing the greenery from the embankment to flow into the heart of the development. The ‘tree houses’ are topped with a folded wing shaped metal roof that acts as a protective skin from the trains and creates a striking and dynamic roof form.
The main frontage along Iverson Road responds to the streetscape with boxed balconies, roof terraces and a living green wall. The development steps down in scale in the form of three townhouses to create a complementary response to the adjacent Station.