New homes on the cards for Govanhill
September 4 2015brownfield site at the corner of Victoria and Butterbiggins Road, Glasgow.
Designed to frame the B-listed former Samaritans Hospital the scheme takes the form of a seven storey corner block descending toward shorter flanking ‘book ends’.
A mews lane to the rear will offer pedestrian-only access to two family homes with kitchens and living rooms oriented to overlook this space.
In their design statement Collective noted: “Brick is the predominant material, a warm buff colour compliments the adjacent Samaritans hospital building. Linear rustication of the brick at ground level provides a subtle datum, responding to the bus garage on Butterbiggins Road and the horizontal lines in the elevation of the Samaritans hospital. Copper ‘oxide’ cladding is proposed for areas of lightweight construction in the gables and recessed areas of elevation. The pre-patinated material is long lasting and has warm tones which complement the buff brick.”
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