Dowanhill flats completion marks residential revival
August 6 2014
Bookending a B-listed terrace the Street Design partnership scheme on behalf of Red Eye Developments adopts a palette of natural stone and grey terracotta within its conservation area setting.
Marketed as The Observatory the project extends the building line along formerly vacant ground and incorporates a rooftop terrace and undercroft parking.
In their design statement the architects noted: “From the outset, officers at the Council accepted that a contemporary approach towards design would be appropriate, as it would complement the context whilst providing the building with its own identity, thus creating a strong sense of place on this parcel of land at the end of the long run of terraces.
“Large windows maximise natural light and bays animate the facade and provide depth to elevations, required for interest. The scale of the proposed window openings are influenced by the scale of the window openings to the adjacent terraced properties. Such design elements, in addition to good quality detailing, ensures a building of strong architectural merit is achieved.”
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