Redefining the Terraced House

The results of the Cambridge Association of Architects (CAA) Design Charette, held in October last year are featured in the latest issue of the Cambridge Architectural Gazette. Ten teams of architects were paired with housing developers for a one day design exercise investigating the opportunities for the expansion of Cambridge.

rhp were teamed with Taylor Wimpey.

Download a copy of the gazette here

Dense, adaptable urban living. The traditional Georgian and Victorian terraced houses have proved to be robust and adaptable to changing living patterns for over a century.  

Our proposals draw on the simplicity, robustness and adaptability of the typical terrace but allow for personalisation of the facades and interior layouts to suit the clients budget or needs. Rather than just selecting the colour of the kitchen doors or carpets when you purchase the house you can choose whether you want an integral garage or a home office module, a full or a 'juliet' balcony, or whether you want a ground floor granny flat with a family home above...or any combination of the above.  

Summary:

Each plot is deigned around a standard 5m cross-wall construction, and 3 storey height;
The house type has been designed to have internal flexibility to be anything from a 4 bed family house to 3no 1 bed apartments, so density should be within a range. There are 45 'plots' per hectare, which in turn offer a density between 45-140 'units' per hectare;
We anticipate with a range of dwellings across the site the likely density will be around 80-90 units per hectare (assuming a split within each plot providing either 3 or 4 bed family units, 2 bed duplex over 1bed apartments or 3x 1bed apartments).

Redefining the Terraced House
Redefining the Terraced House
Redefining the Terraced House