The Gingerbread House

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Gingerbread House' page

Photo by Chloe Dewe Mathews

TOUR on Saturday 14 September 2013, 11am

Architectural tour by Architect Laura Dewe Mathews of her beautifully crafted home in Balcorne Road E9 .

The AJ Small Projects 2013 prize-winning Gingerbread House demonstrates a subtle yet witty balance between the historic wall of a former Victorian box factory and a playful cedar shingle clad roof.

Noted for its clever use of volumes and daylight on a tightly constrained inner city site, this project infused with spirit and local identity is an antidote and alternative to the uninspired developer-led urban infill prevalent in our cities today.

For further information about Laura's work visit



104 Balcorne Road, London E9 7AU at 11am



£5 to members, £8.50 non-members (this is a Hackney Society fundraising event)


To book

Please book online at

For queries about booking, email or phone 020 7175 1967.


*Now fully booked*


To reduce the administrative burden on the Society's volunteers we are trialling a third-party, online booking system from Billetto which, for paid tickets, involves pre-payment and a small credit/debit card fee which you will see on screen before you submit your card details. You do not need to register with Billetto to purchase tickets but it may make booking future events easier.

Maximum 30 people. Booking essential.

This page was added on 19/05/2013.