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Kelvindale apartments to reframe an eroded streetscape
June 9 2022
Adam Scotland and Hirst landscape architects have been appointed NVDC Architects to design 30 apartments for a site at 97 Cleveden Road, Kelvindale.
Replacing the Rannoch House Care Home with a modern apartment block (now demolished) the project will push forward the building line to reinforce an urban street edge, animated by projecting circulation and entrance cores.
A range of two and three-bedroom flats are provided with 38 parking spaces and 38 cycle bays, with apartments benefitting from private terraces and balconies as well as a shared amenity space to the rear.
In a streetscape statement, the architects said: "Our sensitively proposed materiality and detailing have been chosen and designed to respect and complement the cultural context of Kelvinside House and the nearby Glasgow West Conservation Area. The ground floor level of the facade is clad with blonde natural stone, whilst the facade materiality to the upper levels is blonde brick.
"This layout of a bold formal material arrangement to the street level and a more inconspicuous repetitive arrangement to the upper floors is reminiscent of traditional tenement facade layouts, where the ground floor responds directly to the street scene."
Generous living areas include enhanced storage and dedicated home office areas with all homes enjoying a dual aspect.
All seems a bit heavy - no amount of design statement BS can fix that.
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