We were asked to create a bespoke and accessible new home for a young client who has been using a wheelchair since 2010 as a result of a spinal chord injury.
The scheme on King Street will replace a disused two-storey restaurant. Consideration has been given to how the client will move through the building and utilise the spaces for their specific needs. The historic urban context and the tightly constrained site have proven to be key design drivers.
The scheme is undeniably contemporary and is simple in its form and materiality. The fenestration pattern, building height and form are driven by the immediate and wider context. Deep, punctured window openings and the contextual brick elevations in a Flemish bond give a sense of connection to the local heritage and respond directly to the Grand Opera House opposite.
Type. One-off Houses
Location. King Street, York
Size. 255 sq m sq.ft