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Cube HA submit Maryhill flats plan

March 24 2014

Cube HA submit Maryhill flats plan
Cube Housing Association has submitted plans to build 52 flats at Kelvindale Place, Glasgow, incorporating a mixture of homes for social rent and supported accommodation.

Designed by Mast Architects the scheme will replace a number of interwar tenements which are scheduled for demolition with new build brick-clad buildings which seek to provide a ‘modern interpretation of Glasgow tenements’.

Commenting on the scheme mast noted in their design statement: “The design incorporates a layered approach to the elevations building in depth to the facade that typically tenements have in the stone detailing, bay windows and corbelling. The pre-cast bands which are prominent to the design reflect the historical banding and respond to the adjacent tenement balcony features. The recessed brick panels continue the rhythm of opportunities along Kelvindale Road.

“This design ethos is continued within the development on the supported accommodation building. The access decks are defined with a precast horizontal band light weight metal handrail and features infill panels/louvers to create verticality to the block.

“Feature built in seating is incorporated into the building elevation to utilise the south facing aspect and encourage communal interaction.”
The design seeks to encourage communal interaction
The design seeks to encourage communal interaction
The scheme seeks to echo traditional tenement design
The scheme seeks to echo traditional tenement design


Saddened & Upset
#1 Posted by Saddened & Upset on 24 Mar 2014 at 13:58 PM
Truely woeful.
#2 Posted by Gringo on 24 Mar 2014 at 16:00 PM
Rupert Bear Tastic!
#3 Posted by Shredder on 24 Mar 2014 at 22:14 PM
Didnt we try deck access before and decide it doesn't work that well...
S.R. Johnston
#4 Posted by S.R. Johnston on 24 Mar 2014 at 22:26 PM
"The design seeks to encourage communal interaction"

should read

"cube encourage talent vacuum, mast"
Lee Ivett
#5 Posted by Lee Ivett on 25 Mar 2014 at 08:19 AM
The scheme is uniquely successful in drawing out a previously unappreciated beauty rarely recognised in the post-war tenements that are adjacent
#6 Posted by Kitty on 25 Mar 2014 at 09:59 AM
The 3d images do nothing for this scheme - they really are poor.
The deck access could work if the flats are looked after...though other than for the two days of sunshine we get a year, they may not be much use.
Tony Gaudi
#7 Posted by Tony Gaudi on 25 Mar 2014 at 12:27 PM
I cried a little bit...
Big Chantelle
#8 Posted by Big Chantelle on 25 Mar 2014 at 12:32 PM
@Tony Gaudi

So did I Tony. They're beautiful.
Ray Campbell Lupton
#9 Posted by Ray Campbell Lupton on 25 Mar 2014 at 12:54 PM
This is an absolute shambles. One of the laziest, uninspired and formulaic schemes I've ever seen.
P Brie
#10 Posted by P Brie on 25 Mar 2014 at 13:08 PM
WTF is a "rhythm of opportunities"?!

Duncan MacDonald
#11 Posted by Duncan MacDonald on 25 Mar 2014 at 13:16 PM
What an absolute joke. Dressing it up in hyperbole after the fact won't make what little design work went into this any less awful.
#12 Posted by Anon on 25 Mar 2014 at 13:42 PM
I guess you get what you pay for. Congratulations Cube Housing Association, I'm very sure many generations of tenants will continue to occupy your lowest common denominator housing with great pride and contentment.
#13 Posted by stephen on 26 Mar 2014 at 16:18 PM
No doubt Mast's fee was atrocious and the scheme is too.
They apparently couldn't even afford to go to site to do their site analysis (see Google Street View image - at least hide it guys!)...or the time to edit their copy either. Oh dear.
You get what you pay for Cube. We'll probably be knocking this down in 40 years. Hopefully sooner.
#14 Posted by Skeptikimus on 9 Nov 2016 at 19:32 PM
I am allergic to certain rhythms of opportunity. Will these rhythms be less than 300 beats per second?

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