Murano Place ‘missing tooth’ unveiled by CAG
January 21 2016three studio apartments for students and ground floor office space on Edinburgh’s Murano Place on the site of a former plumber’s yard on behalf of Ziggurat.
Working to the scale and proportion of neighbouring tenements whilst acting as a ‘terminus’ to the street through a composition of chimney and gable end using reconstituted stone on cost grounds.
In their design statement the architects observed: “The proposal presented, is of a scale that works within the streetscape. It is traditional in form and uses an economic envelope that allows it to have the detail to fit into the street and wider city well. It terminates the traditional end of the Street and leads pedestrians through and past into the more contemporary elements behind.
“The proposal is a simple infill of the ‘missing tooth’ in the Murano Place and works hard to provide a fitting entrance to the current student scheme in Amphion Lane.”
The project will also provide an access point to a further 532 beds of accommodation also provided by Ziggurat.
#1 Posted by Rationalist on 22 Jan 2016 at 10:56 AM
In a city which provides rich and plentiful examples on how to successfully articulate a corner, this project is sadly an abject failure. As an offering to the secondary street it addresses, it presents a blank wall from eaves to ground. The broadly termed reference to "traditional" form seems to be perceived as a shortcut to contextualism. Planners should demand better from lazy architects. Robert Adam it is not.
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