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Glass Porch Extension Lanark

Situated within walking distance of Stirling Castle and with views over to the Wallace Monument Numbers 6 and 8 Irvine Place form a single detached Georgian villa built circa1832. Following the restoration of Number 6 & subdivision & renovation into 2 properties of number 8 in 2003 & 2008 respectively the owner of number 6 approached the architect to design a new entrance porch to replace her existing dilapidated porch.  The client stated that she wanted a contemporary design which complimented the character of the existing building.

 

The solution was to design a lightweight glass and steel structure on top the existing Georgian stone plinth, which framed views of the Wallace Monument in the distance whilst allowing the re-pointed sand & whin stone rubble wall gable behind to be viewed. 

 

The clean & crisp lines of the toughened glass, galvanised steel frame & lead roof creates a rich contrast with the rough rubble sandstone gable and the original smooth ashlar entrance quoins.  To satisfy the requirements of Historic & the Planning Department the junctions between the glass panel & gable wall were detailed using hidden galvanised steel channels to give the impression that glass was disappearing into the surface of the wall.

 

Although only having a floor area of 1m², the porch's elevated position allows it to have a commanding role on the architectural fabric of the street & the surrounding conservation area.

Entrance Porch as viewed from rear
Entrance Porch as viewed from rear
Entrance Porch Front Elevation
Entrance Porch Front Elevation
Glazing Detail
Glazing Detail

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CDP Architects Ltd
Contact Details
Phone: 0141 445 3974
Fax: 0141 445 5849
Address:
Moorpark House
11 Orton Place

Glasgow G51 2HF
No. of architects: 3
No. of staff: 10
Principal Contacts
Managing Director:
William Findlater
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Community architecture

Energy-conscious design

Feasibility studies

Heritage

Interiors residential

Urban design

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