Work commences on Portobello residential infill
July 21 2016
The Portobello project is being masterminded by Bath Street Collective Custom Build, a group of local families who have clubbed together with John Kinsley Architects to create a new home for themselves on an abandoned gap site.
Set in a conservation area dominated by Georgian and Victorian properties the scheme will employ load bearing Locharbriggs sandstone at ground level with sandstone rainscreen, dark grey zinc and Reglit cast glass above.
Entrance areas and rear balconies will be faced in oak.
Outlining their design concept the architects noted: “The line of the facades of the two adjacent buildings is not coincidental. Reconciling this, so that our building lines through in plane with the neighbours on both sides enables us to introduce a step in the façade which can be elevated as an ‘L’ shaped bay window facing south and east.
“This significant vertical feature follows the rhythm of the bay windows adjacent and draws the eye to the front door below the bay.”
The scheme has been designed to attain Passivhaus levels of energy use and will be built using a cross laminated timber structure.
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