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Mosaic break ground on 132 Granton Harbour homes

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December 1 2017

Mosaic break ground on 132 Granton Harbour homes
Delivery of 132 new homes at Granton Waterfront has begun in earnest with McTaggart Construction moving on-site of the £20m Mosaic Architecture + Design scheme.

Offering a range of long-term rental properties for Link Housing Association the development plugs into a wider waterfront masterplan offering 100% undercroft residents parking with ground floor flats benefitting from their own front gardens and private entrances. Upper level homes each having their own balcony.

Mosaic director Neil Haining commented: “The design of the elevations and the use of materials helps to create a development which identifies with the waterfront location in Edinburgh and creates local identity and good place.

“The building massing, form and fenestration has undergone various developments in the dialogue with the local planning authority. Additionally, articulation, skyline, materials, internal planning, tenure mix, amenity space, street interaction, urban design and public realm have all created a rich mix of elements which will create a real sense of place for this development.”

Completing in 2019 the project will be framed by streets, canals and open spaces with a mix of one to three-bedroom apartments, penthouses and duplexes.

3 Comments

Stylecouncil
#1 Posted by Stylecouncil on 2 Dec 2017 at 13:51 PM
Not sure how the elevation design identifies with the waterfront location or results in a ‘real’ sense of place. More drivel from architects clutching straws to justify banal designs.
Just be honest guys or don’t say anything...
Gandalf the Pink
#2 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 5 Dec 2017 at 10:45 AM
“The design of the elevations and the use of materials helps to create a development which identifies with the waterfront location in Edinburgh and creates local identity and good place.

“The building massing, form and fenestration has undergone various developments in the dialogue with the local planning authority. Additionally, articulation, skyline, materials, internal planning, tenure mix, amenity space, street interaction, urban design and public realm have all created a rich mix of elements which will create a real sense of place for this development.”

What utter tosh.

That could be picked up and dropped in any part of Edinburgh/Glasgow and the architect would use the same phrases - just change the location. Look, I did it below...

“The design of the elevations and the use of materials helps to create a development which identifies with the city centre location in Edinburgh and creates local identity and good place.
The Janb
#3 Posted by The Janb on 5 Dec 2017 at 15:19 PM
Mosaic director Neil Haining commented: “The design of the elevations.....excuse me but what design?
I even think most technicians would be embarrassed to claim credit for 'designing' this nondescript pile of commercial greyness.... 7 years of art school for this...geez!!

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