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This was a small housing project in London's East End for a local developer. The site, which was just large enough for a pair of semi detached houses but irregularly shaped, was very difficult to develop.

Due to the proximity of many of the adjoining properties, an acceptable level of privacy for the new dwellings could only be achieved by ensuring that all rooms except the living rooms faced out over the adjoining streets.

Windows to the staircase, situated at the rear, were set at high level to provide light without permitting views in or out of the building.

A similar device has been employed at ground level on the street frontage where secondary windows to the living rooms and kitchens are raised above eye level.