the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. Proctor and Matthews Architects Releases Plans for Residential Development in Canterbury

Proctor and Matthews Architects Releases Plans for Residential Development in Canterbury

Proctor and Matthews Architects Releases Plans for Residential Development in Canterbury
Proctor and Matthews Architects Releases Plans for Residential Development in Canterbury, Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects

Proctor and Matthews Architects have released its plans for 140 homes in the first development phase of Mountfield Park, a major urban extension of Canterbury, England as a 21st-century garden city.

Inspired by the local landscape and vernacular forms, namely nearby courtyard farms and the site’s existing landscape of hops fields and fruit orchards, this first phase of the development will feature six residential clusters with houses interconnected around an orchard landscape. These clusters will be configured as a series of stepped terraces, in response to the site’s topography.

Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects + 9

Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects

Each residential court cluster is contained within a red brick perimeter wall incorporating gables, chimneys and perforated brick panels. This echoes Kent village streetscapes, and provides a distinctive profile to the clusters. White masonry gables rise above the wall – a hint of the predominantly white courtyard façade walls of each home. Red clay tile roofs dominate, while natural slate is used in places to add variety and accentuate particular buildings. A scattering of different gable treatments offers further visual interest - described the architects. 

Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects

Houses will range in typology and size, from one-bedroom apartments to six bedroom family homes.

Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects

The elevated siting of the project will afford views of Bell Harry, the tower of Canterbury Cathedral.

Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects

Development is expected to begin in early 2017, if planning consent is granted, and the first homes will be completed by March 2018.

News via Proctor and Matthews Architects.

View the complete gallery

About this author
Sabrina Santos
Author
Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Proctor and Matthews Architects Releases Plans for Residential Development in Canterbury" 24 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795539/proctor-and-matthews-architects-releases-plans-for-residential-development-in-canterbury/> ISSN 0719-8884
Courtesy of Proctor and Matthews Architects

Proctor and Matthews Architects 公布坎特伯雷住宅区方案

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.