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The Malings in Newcastle, United Kingdom by Ash Sakula

This cunning project crams a surprising number of dwellings onto a small plot sloping down to the River Ouseburn

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The five splayed terraces of Ash Sakula’s housing at Newcastle cram a surprising number of dwellings onto a small plot sloping down to the River Ouseburn. The 76 units are cunningly slotted together, with each given its own front door and either a small garden or a terrace. Two six-storey towers with protuberant bay windows complete the ensemble, adding high points to an already interesting skyline.

With its red brick palette and careful planning, the project is a model of high-density low-rise housing in a vaguely vernacular style that could hardly be objected to by even the most ardent advocate of traditional streetscapes.

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Plan - Click to expand

Plan - Click to expand

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