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May 8 2017

Housing demand drives density with Leith backcourt infill
A disused car showroom off Industry Lane in Edinburgh is set to play host to a 23-home residential development after plans for such were filed by Susan Stephen Architects on behalf of Murapol SA.

This will see the existing warehouse levelled while retaining stone setts for re-use in a proposed private garden area as well as a shared surface parking and storage space.

In their design statement the architects said: “The site in question will deliver a quality residential development in the urban area that is sustainable and accessible delivering a 23-unit apartment block in place of the existing industrial buildings and hardstanding.”

The new build will be stepped back in height to respect neighbouring properties in the Leith Conservation Area with facades composed predominantly of facing brick below a zinc clad top level. A feature staircase meanwhile will be partially obscured behind a perforated metal screen.

5 Comments

Basho
#1 Posted by Basho on 8 May 2017 at 12:58 PM
Through the dark blocky images I vaguely get the idea.

The real puzzler is why so many architects still have such rubbish CAD software. Not exactly a great advert for whatever is going emerge on site.
Tenement
#2 Posted by Tenement on 8 May 2017 at 14:15 PM
A lesson in shadow drawing is required here me thinks.
Copycat
#3 Posted by Copycat on 8 May 2017 at 20:29 PM
Looks very familiar.....7n scheme for Cala in Glasgow, MLA at Morningside, I could go on. Graphic is mince.
Philip
#4 Posted by Philip on 8 May 2017 at 20:52 PM
Giant sized Leither's or are they proposing 1.8m ceilings? Lazy design and drawing. Loving the 2ft grass strip for landscaping too. Another embarrassing effort on UR.
Daniel
#5 Posted by Daniel on 9 May 2017 at 12:19 PM
It's that guy with the kids again.

See http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/6790/EMA_Architects_feel_the_love_in_Paisley.html

and http://www.do-architecture.co.uk/inglefield-street

His arms must be tired by now.

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