Hide is a collection of nine contemporary 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments set back from Hackney Road, overlooking Haggerston Park and Hackney City Farm. Completed in August 2020, the two blocks are positioned either side of St Augustine’s Church on the site of a former Victorian tilery.

The 4-storey buildings were carefully designed to maximise daylight and views without impacting on the neighbours or on the heritage context.

Manalo & White worked closely with developer Artform and interior designer Scenesmith to develop a material palette drawing on local handmade materials and processes which reference the site’s former use. The finishes are left exposed, and the craft of their artisans are at the core of the design.

Photography by David Grandorge and Billy Bolton