138 affordable urban homes proposed for Aberdeen
December 1 2016138 affordable urban homes in four blocks of up to six storeys at St Machar Road, Aberdeen.
Designed to offer strong street frontages and screen homes from neighbouring industrial land the scheme offers private south facing courtyards, public open space and a tree-lined avenue connecting to a new floodlit games area.
Architects Halliday Fraser Munro wrote: “We have looked at several options and layouts to visually break long elevations into smaller widths with pushing forward prominent feature gables and expressing these elements with higher ‘tower’ parapet detailing.
“At set back areas, we have introduced a different treatment to the top storey with metal standing seam cladding to visually reduce the height. This has created elevations which visually vary in scale and height with the use of different materials. To further reduce the scale and massing of the building in certain locations, mansard roofs with dormer windows are shown.”
Each block will be faced in a mix of buff brick and metal standing seam.
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