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Plans emerge for more Finnieston housing

August 13 2015

Plans emerge for more Finnieston housing
Rhubarb Blue have submitted an application to demolish a funeral directors on Glasgow’s Minerva Street and build 13 flats together with associated parking beneath a landscaped amenity deck.

Situated next door to a recently completed Holmes Miller scheme the new proposal will be finished in grey and buff brick with a metal clad penthouse floor setback from the street.

The in-house design depicts a residential block rising to seven storeys, equaling the height of its neighbour and extending the urbanisation of the area brought about by the wider regeneration of Finnieston.

Rhubarb Blue was founded by Colin McIntyre, a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture and co-founder of Imagine Developments.

A separate 189 home scheme is currently in planning further down the street.


Art Vandelay
#1 Posted by Art Vandelay on 13 Aug 2015 at 11:29 AM
#2 Posted by HMR on 13 Aug 2015 at 12:24 PM

this is shocking, where is the context in any of the drawings.

Surely Finnieston deserves better than this.
#3 Posted by FFS on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:04 PM
that is truly awful. is it meant to be ironic art perhaps? the drawings have a child like quality which look bad for the 'practice'
#4 Posted by David on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:14 PM
Awful. The planning submission material seems very underdeveloped, in particular the floorplans (which appear to show 3 bathrooms in 2 bed apartments strangely). Multiple occupancy housing for rent?...
#5 Posted by Whit! on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:28 PM
This is simply 'pish' are these architects not ashamed to have their name on this?
#6 Posted by monkey9000 on 13 Aug 2015 at 14:56 PM
Are these intended as private sale? Amazing the tat people will spend £150k upwards on these days, those layouts are appalling.
Art Vandelay
#7 Posted by Art Vandelay on 13 Aug 2015 at 15:25 PM
A quick Google of 'Rhubarb Blue' would indicate that this may be more of a 'homer' than anything else. At least there's barely any chance of it being built in its current form.
#8 Posted by RJB on 13 Aug 2015 at 16:14 PM
I don't understand the current obsession, surely its a cost thing . Its like the zig zag windows of the 1990's.
#9 Posted by Billy on 13 Aug 2015 at 20:20 PM
It's not even funny now. I would be ashamed to put that awful design forward. Can we not shop further afield for architects with exciting ideas. If its built lets hope it's demolished soon after.
#10 Posted by George on 14 Aug 2015 at 08:05 AM
Those Rhubarb folk are living up to their name nicely...
D to the R
#11 Posted by D to the R on 14 Aug 2015 at 08:48 AM
Some 'designer' (not architect) lets loose with an empty site plan and a copy of Sketch-Up (other 3d sketchy model thingy's are available.)
Bill S
#12 Posted by Bill S on 14 Aug 2015 at 09:10 AM
This is very worrying. How such a seemingly inexperienced Practice is awarded a social housing scheme such as this is questionable enough, but after briefly looking at the plans and there are apparent issues over room sizes and the layout of the flats. My tutors at SSSoA would be having a field day if I presented this!
#13 Posted by blue on 14 Aug 2015 at 09:17 AM
It's horrible I wouldn't like to look at that every time I look out my window.
Samantha petrie
#14 Posted by Samantha petrie on 14 Aug 2015 at 15:50 PM
What are the architects playing at? They have an opportunity to create something original and inspirational and you come up with a grey and buff block that looks cheap. Seriously, they spent years at university to come up with this? You average 5 yr old would do better with some Lego bricks.
D to the R
#15 Posted by D to the R on 14 Aug 2015 at 17:29 PM
Section B-B is my favourite .... All the naivety of first year student. Amenity deck ? East London concrete paved drug lawn you mean ? Innit

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