Project details

Launceston, Cornwall

30 Affordable Community Homes, Cornwall

AK. Architects are working in collaboration with Resonance, a Social Impact Investment company, and Launceston Community Development Trust, based in Cornwall, to develop 30 affordable, low energy custom build homes on behalf of the local community.

Working with a challenging north facing sloping site, we have developed an innovative mix of housing and landscaping using timber frame and shipping container unit delivery concept.

Blackened timber cladding on super insulated timber frame establishes an important connection to local rural buildings for the 2 and 3 bedroom units. The houses are built into the bank with south facing lightwells creating important natural light into the backs of the homes.

Allotment food growing terraces divided by Cornish hedgerow banks form the landscaping strategy continuing up the hill.

Refurbished container units modules have been terraced into the bank to form flexible studio ‘starter homes’ within the local community.