This instalment in our Dezeen x MINI Living series features a proposal for hedge-like buildings that add more housing to existing estates without the need for demolition.
Swedish architecture firm White Arkitekter have proposed to build narrow apartment blocks that surround the green spaces around housing estates in London.
The apartment blocks would feature semi-transparent facades covered with plants, that would become a part of the green spaces they surround like a hedge.
This system could allow developers to build on housing estates without demolishing existing affordable housing.
The project won the BB-Green Award in the London Affordable Housing Challenge, an open call competition to come up with innovative designs to increase London’s housing stock.
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