Latest Aberdeen student housing plans emerge
November 23 2015202 bed capacity student housing scheme on the site of a surface car park at the junction of King’s Crescent and St Peter Street, Aberdeen.
Incorporating a retained granite boundary wall the scheme is visually differentiated into different blocks with entrance spaces articulated through use of timber slats and curtain wall glazing.
In their design statement architects Cumming and Co noted: “The timber softens the façade, adds warmth and creates a dialogue with the mature trees on the opposite side of the road. Timber cladding will be arranged as a composition of vertical and horizontal patterns. We felt that would add an interest to the timber clad elements of the building.
“The stone cladding panels are proposed in a smooth and rough texture to break up the overall façade. The use of stone connects with the surrounding buildings without representing a poor imitation of the surrounding granite.”
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