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St Andrews student housing begins construction

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February 11 2015

St Andrews student housing begins construction
Work to deliver a 241 bed student residential development in St Andrews is underway at the site of the former Memorial Hospital onAbbey Walk.

Ayton House has been designed by Oberlanders on behalf of Watkin Jones and Knightsbridge Student Housing. It will offer a range of one bed studios and shared apartments within a conservation area.

Arranged around a landscaped courtyard the build makes use of natural stone and render to blend with its historic surroundings whilst remaining contemporary with the plans allowing for the future integration of a riverside walkway along its eastern boundary.

Commissioned artwork will be integrated within customised gates to reflect the sites original use as a hospital.

Completion is scheduled for the summer.

8 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 11 Feb 2015 at 15:05 PM
OMG! C.F.A. Voysey meets 1950's stream-lining meets 1980's rationalist fenestration. There is a theme beginning to develop here. A window needs to be opened and all the foul air let out.
mike the knight
#2 Posted by mike the knight on 11 Feb 2015 at 20:25 PM
Well done Oberlanders
nice looking student resi development
D to the R
#3 Posted by D to the R on 11 Feb 2015 at 20:54 PM
Looks like a 90's business park ...
Alan
#4 Posted by Alan on 11 Feb 2015 at 21:00 PM
Mockintosh meets Nardini's
Methilated Spirits
#5 Posted by Methilated Spirits on 12 Feb 2015 at 14:55 PM
Not bad at all - great to see buildings without the ubiquitous monopitch, timber cladding and facing brick! Hopefully, the window frames aren't grey either.
james
#6 Posted by james on 12 Feb 2015 at 15:28 PM
This eclectic-looking building is neither designed or architecture and only concerns its producers with how it is made. It does not understand the materials it uses, it only apes and gestures. Ultimately, it reminds me of the 1982 John Carpenter film, The Thing. It is grotesque. It is, an abomination.
#6
#7 Posted by #6 on 12 Feb 2015 at 15:58 PM
Two different architects starting at each end and meeting in the middle?

Seems confused...
Stephen
#8 Posted by Stephen on 14 Feb 2015 at 14:04 PM
Bit weird this. Quite like elements of it but as James said it seems a mash-up of various very disparate approaches. Why not just pick one and fun with it? And I've no idea what the left hand stone clad 80's part it about.
I've seen a great deal worse though.

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