19 Cazenove Road, Hackney, london

The narrow alleyway facing the railway is a shortcut to Stoke Newington station.

An existing London Plane tree, root protection and the massing responds to the tree canopy as well as the neighbouring buildings' daylight.

The roof sections collect rainwater and lead it down towards the tree

While the ground floor is introverted and facing the tree, the first floor bedroom which is accessed via an alternating thread ladder, provides a trainspotting spot over the railway.