Work begins on Dowanhill apartment scheme
August 21 2013
Penned by Street Design Partnership the Observatory bookends a B listed terrace within the Glasgow West Conservation Area and is designed to extend the building line and provide a focal point to the end of Hyndland Road.
Rooftop garden spaces and private balconies compensate for drive under parking and access provision to the rear with the scheme adopting a contemporary approach with a simple palette of natural stone and grey terracotta.
In their design statement the architects state: “As the footprint of the building sets back from the street, the height is increased by an additional storey to respond to the corner and to create a
feature element to terminate the dominant building line. This also creates the strong visual focus required at the end of Hydland Road.
“Overall, the proposed building represents a significant improvement to the vacant, overgrown site that currently exists and the carefully considered building, having been designed with specific attention to how it respects its context, will enhance the character and appearance of the adjacent Conservation Area.”
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