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Brownfield Govanhill site earmarked for 46 homes

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December 8 2016

Brownfield Govanhill site earmarked for 46 homes
Do Architecture have been commissioned by Glasgow Housing Association to deliver 46 homes in two blocks on a brownfield site off Cathcart Road, Govanhill.

A key feature of the design is the use of deep external access balconies which will double as a semi-private social space giving direct outside access to every flat.

In their design statement the architects stressed a desire to relate to historic tenements, through the use of a ‘simplistic’ elevational treatment and robust materials.

In their design statement the practice said: “These two attributes are carried across to our proposed development in that we have adopted a simple, repetitive, linear format for the fenestration. In order to replicate the depth of the tenement windows we propose to use deep window pods for the vertical windows along with the shallow wider balcony doors.

“This play with depth is an attempt to achieve a more dynamic and interesting elevation combining historic and modern architectural qualities.”

The development will be split between a tall northern block to provide a sharp street edge with a shorter tenement scale build behind to better relate with existing housing.
Deep recessed balconies will double as communal space for residents
Deep recessed balconies will double as communal space for residents
Massing will step down in scale to the rear
Massing will step down in scale to the rear

3 Comments

Charlie_
#1 Posted by Charlie_ on 8 Dec 2016 at 12:04 PM
The views from the upper floors would be pretty amazing.
wonky
#2 Posted by wonky on 8 Dec 2016 at 13:06 PM
very welcome development- similar density would be great to see at the vacant site across the road & even behind at the old Larkfield depot ( which I hear rather unfortunately is being "transformed" into an out-of-town subtopian retail hub whoop whoop).
juan de los angeles
#3 Posted by juan de los angeles on 8 Dec 2016 at 19:16 PM
Pastiche 60's brutalism. Although for deck access read "deep external access balconies which will double as a semi-private social space giving direct outside access". I fear the worst for this.

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