Foster + Partners Reveals Residential Community Project for London

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Foster + Partners has been selected to developed a proposal for a low energy, high-density residential community in Islington, London.  The site is a 1980s business park that is to be regenerated into a residential zone of two towers and a landscaped park.  The project will incorporate the arera’s planned high-rise buildings and is ultimately set to provide a new landmark for the city.

Homesown / Levitt Bernstein

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We’re excited to share that Islington Council has just announced Levitt Bernstein’s ‘Homesown’ scheme as the winning proposal for the Islington Housing Design Competition. Competing against 59 other firms, Levitt Bernstein’s design attracted the jurors with its ‘grow your own food’ ethos in central .  The affordable housing scheme includes family residences that emphasizes sustainability and create spacious living conditions.  The competition presented difficult obstacles to the architects as the proposal needed to fit into the area’s context of Georgian town houses, while still being affordable, accesible for impaired people, as well as provide a welcoming and adaptable living space for local families.

More about the winning housing proposal after the break.