Architectural Photography of Merton Housing by Sheppard Robson

The blog of Simon Kennedy, Architectural Photographer based in London. 

The third site for the UK government’s Design for Manufacture competition, won by the SixtyK consortium, with Sheppard Robson as lead consultant producing the masterplan and architectural design for the site of the former Rowan Road High School. The 6.05ha site holds 217 new homes, comprising new-build houses and the conversion of the locally listed school into flats. Façades have been designed with pushed-out bays facing north, east façades to maximise winter sun, and pushed-in bays for shade facing both south and west. The scheme includes a proposal for a new medical surgery and a community hall.

The site incorporates a new 2.6ha park, improving local biodiversity and providing educational and leisure space. The masterplan and houses are designed to EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ standards, and incorporate renewable energy generation. The scheme is highlighted in the English Partnerships’ and Housing Corporation’s Urban Design Compendium 2, which links good urban design with an optimal approach to environmental sustainability. Many of the homes incorporate photovoltaic panels that partially form the roof structure. The efficiency of these panels is maximised through independence roof elements from the building form, optimised for solar orientation.

(Architectural photography completed over 2 days, all images copyright Simon Kennedy. If you wish to use any of these images for any purpose please email me at info@simonkennedy.net.)

Architectural photography of Sheppard Robson Merton Housing, London
Architectural photography of Sheppard Robson Merton Housing, London. 1 of 12.

Merton Eco Homes exterior architectural photography
Merton Eco Homes exterior architectural photography. 2 of 12.

Low density street elevation photograph
Low density street elevation photograph. 3 of 12.

Photograph of view from green park towards terraces
Photograph of view from green park towards terraces. 4 of 12.

Rear park and curved timber clad elevation
Rear park and curved timber clad elevation. 5 of 12.

Corner aspect of new urban development photography
Corner aspect of new urban development photography. 6 of 12.

External timber cladding and solar shading architectural photography
External timber cladding and solar shading architectural photography. 7 of 12.

Pathway leading through Rowan Park, London
Pathway leading through Rowan Park, London. 8 of 12.

London Architectural Photographer
London Architectural Photographer. 9 of 12.

Articulated architectural cladding with yellow details
Articulated architectural cladding with yellow details. 10 of 12.

Expressed balconies and covered doorways
Expressed balconies and covered doorways. 11 of 12.

Exterior architectural photography, London, featuring a heron.
Exterior architectural photography, London. 12 of 12.

This is the blog of Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit www.simonkennedy.net

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Simon Kennedy is a London Architectural Photographer working with architects, engineers, developers, designers, artists, journalists and visualisation companies to produce iconic architectural images and video (All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer)

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