With Marian Lewis
Doris' Place is an ultra dense, mixed use, urban regeneration project located on a difficult 4.5m wide slot site in a market street in Hackney. An important element is the courtyard at first floor level which provides a much used outside space while allowing daylight down into the heart of the building and through pavement lights into the basement. Careful excavation and underpinning of adjacent property walls was required to enable the viability of the development. The rear of the building has a tilting parabolic roof, which creates a spacious top floor living room and has become a popular local landmark.