‘Aged’ industrial-style homes on the cards for Dundee
January 4 201728 flats and a ground floor retail unit on the corner of Trades lane and Seagate, Dundee.
The brownfield build will abut the A-listed Watson’s Bond Building opposite the city’s bus station, acknowledging the red brick warehouse with a palette of buff brick.
Articulating their design approach the architects wrote that the apartment scheme aimed to be both ‘respectful’ of its neighbor without resorting to pastiche by standing as a ‘robust’ intervention in its own right.
Their statement read: “The fenestration of the proposals has drawn from the neighbouring Watson’s Bond, to attribute a clear and ‘unfussy’ façade, in-keeping with the industrial context. Both key facades utilise a sparse palette of materials drawing from context immediately surrounding the site, these are predominately ‘aged’ appearance buff coloured brick and bronze coloured feature materials.
“The key facades are broken up using ordered construction details, such as the coping breaking up the floor levels and referencing the coursing bands of Watson’s Bond.”
Steel balconies will pepper the front facades with high level ‘brick piers’ used to differentiate two upper levels with an element of public art proposed at ground level created by local abstract artist Nael Hanna along the Trades Lane frontage.