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7A Sylvester Road Roof access

Hackney , London


This project is to add a roof access stair enclosure, safety barrier and wall mural artwork to an existing residential dwelling.
The existing building is a four storey former warehouse that has been converted into an office (Earle Architects' offices) at ground and first floors with residential dwellings on the second and third floors. The property surrounding the subject building is a fenced carpark.

The new stair volume is designed to enhance the architectural identity of Sylvester Road and Sylvester Path.
As the building is of a minimal scale and visual impact, the addition has no effect on the pattern and grain of the existing spaces. The roof form is stepped and broken up to further reduce the visual impact.