NEW LONDON AWARDS 2021
Winner in the DWELLING category
Mole House is a three-storey live-work space, designed as a single-family dwelling for contemporary artist Sue Webster. As an exercise in excavation and retention, it preserves the cultural heritage of the original building — home to the Hackney Mole Man, known for burrowing a network of tunnels beneath the property. The project injects a modern vision founded on an authentic material language and heightened functionality. The re-instated building on triangular plot, is expanded at basement level, offering newly configured open-plan living spaces, each surrounded by sunken landscaped gardens.