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Shawbridge infill housing presented to planning

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May 25 2016

Shawbridge infill housing presented to planning
Loretto Housing Association and Collective Architecture have put together plans for the creation of 42 homes for social rent on the site of eight former Shawbridge tower blocks, Pollokshaws.

Arranged across two separate blocks the brick fronted scheme will be ‘cranked’ to follow the curvature of the street, maintaining the four storey building line along Shawbridge Street whilst respecting the spires of the former Pollokshaws United Free Church.

In a supporting statement the architects observed: “The elevation design has progressed through a series of studies that focused on creating strong blocks with carved out terraces, balconies and close entrances.

“Developed in layers, the fenestration pattern is organised in a playful grid pattern, avoiding formal symmetries. Deep window reveals help to accentuate the layered facade and enhance the sculptural design approach.

“Perforated brick patterns identify close entrances and add a subtle change to the facade texture allowing dappled light to filter into close spaces and outdoor terrace areas.”

Stepping down in height to enclose a newly formed public square to the south with an open terrace and recessed balconies used to define corner elements the project will also reintroduce an historic street connecting Cogan and Shawbridge Street's.
The B-listed Parish Church will be redeveloped as part of the proposals
The B-listed Parish Church will be redeveloped as part of the proposals
the project will also reintroduce an historic street connecting Cogan and Shawbridge Street's
the project will also reintroduce an historic street connecting Cogan and Shawbridge Street's

2 Comments

Willie Rutherglen
#1 Posted by Willie Rutherglen on 27 May 2016 at 09:09 AM
It says something when the cardboard models look better than the artist's impression of the actual buildings. I thought that we had learned lessons about flat roofs, public housing and the weather but seemingly not........
Terra
#2 Posted by Terra on 6 Jun 2016 at 02:49 AM
I really like this. Flat roofs can work really well but they have to have the right drainage and materials.

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