We are included in the second edition of The Housing Design Handbook which features two projects by Proctor and Matthews as well as an essay on low density development. Written by David Levitt and Jo McCafferty, the book sets out design principles for all the essential components of successful housing design – including placemaking, typologies and density, internal and external space, privacy, security, tenure, and community engagement.
Horsted Park in Kent is featured as a case study - the mixed-use mixed-tenure scheme includes a number of highly inventive typologies arranged as a series of 'farmsteads' inspired by the rural vernacular of Kent. Abode at Great Kneighton in Cambridge is also included as an example of low-density development. Built on the former Clay Farm site, Abode is part of a major new housing and mixed-use development. The design consists of a hierarchy of spaces and housing types to suit the transition from urban to rural edge.
The publication is available to purchase on the link below.