This essential guide for urban designers, masterplanners and architects charts the history of the block as a the staple of urban from. Featuring case studies from the UK, and abroad Abode at Great Kneighton is included in a chapter on 'contextualising the suburban block'.
Built on the former Clay Farm site, Abode at Great Kneighton is a key part of a major new housing and mixed-use development in South Cambridge. The design consists of a hierarchy of spaces and housing types to suit the transition from urban to rural edge. This gives form to the existing infrastructure and a sense of arrival at the entrance to the neighbourhood, before moving sequentially towards a more relaxed morphology that addresses the adjacent countryside.