“Backland”sites, as this type of plot is known, all suffer from similar disadvantages. Firstly, they are overlooked by the backs of surrounding properties. Secondly, other buildings may be built around you, affecting your light and views. Finally the street connecting you to the main road becomes something like an umbilical chord with the implication that whatever vehicle enters the site must be able to turn before it can leave again. EANA, acknowledged each of these apparent restrictions, and turned them to advantage to create an inward looking home based on the box inside a box, inside a box principle.
The private universe that has resulted is richly layered and spatially complex. Read more