Mole House is a three-storey live-work space in Hackney, designed as a single-family dwelling for contemporary artist Sue Webster.
NEW LONDON AWARDS 2021
Shortlisted 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. Vote for this project in the 'People's Choice award. The voting deadline is 1 November 2021.