WWA Studios designed and delivered five mews houses for Origin Housing within Camden Conservation Area. These new private residential mews houses are located to the rear of a retirement housing redevelopment scheme also designed and delivered by our team of specialist designers. The mews house site was offered up for sale to fund the upgrade and remodelling of the retirement housing.
The Mews Houses were designed to maximise natural light and took a ‘fabric first approach’ to sustainability. WWA Studios were responsible for securing the planning permission at the site and navigated difficult Conservation Area constraints.
Mews houses as a typology are always challenging in terms of their immediate relationship to the street. The building’s facade is the threshold between public and private unlike typical ‘streets’ which benefit from semi-private garden space in front. The challenge with mews house design is to achieve a sense of privacy through clever fenestration design.