Hypostyle complete Scotstoun backcourt housing
February 29 2012
Hypostyle Architects have completed work on an innovative backcourt development of a Victorian tenement block at Fore Street, Glasgow.
Occupying a tight site enclosed by tenements and with only a modest £1.5m budget available from Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association the architects have inserted 15 affordable homes; including 8 flats, 4 cottage flats and 3 detached houses.
Accessed via a pend built into a new build block of flats the development replaces a former bakery and car repair workshop which had fallen into a state of disrepair.
Addressing issues of privacy, access and the provision of amenity space the development is built around an intimate pedestrian lane with properties arranged at either side, with principal rooms given a southerly aspect.
A staggered layout affords each property an unobstructed vantage over intermediate spaces which have been landscaped to form garden courtyards.
Images courtesy of Tom Manley Photography.
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