London Housing Design Guide
“These guidelines will raise the standard of living for thousands of Londoners, ensuring brighter and more spacious living conditions, particularly for the growing number of larger families." (Boris Johnson, Mayor of London)
Mæ was commissioned by the GLA to write the London Housing Design Guide, a set of standards for all new housing in London.
"The London Mayor's London Housing Design Guide has arguably been the single most influential piece of design for housing in the capital so far this century." (Finn Williams Regeneration Area Manager GLA)
The guide is structured around 6 themes, covering urban design and place-making as well as internal dwelling standards covering space, daylight and private open space.
We subsequently worked with the Mayor of London developing it as London Plan Housing SPG.