Designed in Hackney:Â a renovated 1960'sÂ residenceÂ that the Royal Institute of British ArchitectsÂ namedÂ best new house in the UK last year is today's instalment in our showcase of projects designed in the London borough of Hackney.
Architects Duggan MorrisÂ cleaned and restored the house'sÂ concrete block walls, upgraded theÂ original aluminium-framed windows and replaced load-bearing internal walls with a supporting steel frame.
The refurbishment was completed in the summer of 2010 and the house went on the win the RIBA Manser Medal at the end of 2011.
Although the house itself is located in the north London borough of Camden,Â Duggan Morris Architects have their studios onÂ Provost Street, just north of the Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch.
Designed in Hackney map:
Blue = designers
Red = architects
Yellow = brands
Designed in HackneyÂ is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeenâ€™s offices. Weâ€™ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.
More information and details of how to get involved can be found atÂ www.designedinhackney.com.