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November 23 2015

 Latest Aberdeen student housing plans emerge
Ardmuir Development has submitted plans to build a 202 bed capacity student housing scheme on the site of a surface car park at the junction of King’s Crescent and St Peter Street, Aberdeen.

Incorporating a retained granite boundary wall the scheme is visually differentiated into different blocks with entrance spaces articulated through use of timber slats and curtain wall glazing.

In their design statement architects Cumming and Co noted: “The timber softens the façade, adds warmth and creates a dialogue with the mature trees on the opposite side of the road. Timber cladding will be arranged as a composition of vertical and horizontal patterns. We felt that would add an interest to the timber clad elements of the building.

“The stone cladding panels are proposed in a smooth and rough texture to break up the overall façade. The use of stone connects with the surrounding buildings without representing a poor imitation of the surrounding granite.”
An stone wall will be part-embedded in the proposal
An stone wall will be part-embedded in the proposal
The student flats will be clad in a combination of stone, timber and glass
The student flats will be clad in a combination of stone, timber and glass

7 Comments

CADMonkey
#1 Posted by CADMonkey on 23 Nov 2015 at 14:10 PM
"The timber softens the façade, adds warmth and creates a dialogue with the mature trees on the opposite side of the road."
Some things are really best left unsaid.
Big Chantelle
#2 Posted by Big Chantelle on 23 Nov 2015 at 16:11 PM
"The timber softens the façade, adds warmth and creates a dialogue with the mature trees on the opposite side of the road."

Timber cladding: "Oh, hiya Mr Birch"
Tree accross the road: "Oh you're new around here".
Timber cladding: "Yep. I'm here to spice up this building -- it was either me or some plastic panels".
Tree across the road: "Nice to know that. Thanks for the dialogue".
Roddy
#3 Posted by Roddy on 23 Nov 2015 at 16:45 PM
Surely he would be here to Spruce things up a bit rather than Spice

Unless of course it was a mature tree in which case it could be an Old Spice Tree
Clive
#4 Posted by Clive on 24 Nov 2015 at 04:29 AM
Stop it, Yew Beeches! Alder comments make you sound like a bunch of village Elders. Keep your comments at Bay.
If you look closely, you can Cedar dialogue.
This is a Plum design, i'd oPine.

I don't want to get into an argument, so i'll stop this Rowan move on.
Ron
#5 Posted by Ron on 24 Nov 2015 at 08:29 AM
Face in Palms …..you guys will Larch on to anything
Cyril Sneer
#6 Posted by Cyril Sneer on 24 Nov 2015 at 10:11 AM
I'm sycamore of the same...
Jez
#7 Posted by Jez on 24 Nov 2015 at 10:41 AM
Wood you trees stop this wooden conversation. You're all barking mad.

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