This week, we report from the Architecture Business Directory covering “London Architecture, Ingenious McGrath Road.” Consisting of 26 tower houses, it’s one of East London’s most prized and innovative housing developments. Designed by renowned architect Peter Barker who is well-known for reinventing traditional housing units, his challenge was to rework the back-to-back housing typology made popular in the 19th century due to their affordability.
He has successfully re-imagined the architectural design elements of the Victorian era. It features arched entrances, a concealed inner courtyard, private roof terraces in the top floor living room, and individual bathrooms instead of shared bathrooms.
Images courtesy of Peter Barber Architects