'Planning Permission Granted for Apartment Building in Chiswick' in: The Architects' Journal by Richard Waite
Lynch wins approval for ultra-eco, Lutyens homage in Chiswick
Lynch Architects has won approval for a super-green housing block in Chiswick, west London, described as a homage to ’Lutyens’ and the ‘English suburban villa’
The Dartmouth House scheme will replace a former Edwardian nurses’ home - which became a single family house in the 1970s - next to a graveyard on the edge of two conservation areas.
Backed by eco-development company Carbon Living, the six-apartment project will feature cross-laminated timber floors, walls and roofs with a self-supporting brick rainscreen of Danish brick.
The apartments will also have pellet-burning stoves sat in brick chimneys, which the practice claims ‘echo the distinctive profile of nearby Chiswick House: an architecture of garden walls and brick chimneys – our homage to the Lutyens and the tradition of substantial English semi-rural, suburban villas’.
The 1,116 m2 scheme was approved by Hounslow Council last month and is due to start on site in the summer.