Brownfield Govanhill site earmarked for 46 homes
December 8 201646 homes in two blocks on a brownfield site off Cathcart Road, Govanhill.
A key feature of the design is the use of deep external access balconies which will double as a semi-private social space giving direct outside access to every flat.
In their design statement the architects stressed a desire to relate to historic tenements, through the use of a ‘simplistic’ elevational treatment and robust materials.
In their design statement the practice said: “These two attributes are carried across to our proposed development in that we have adopted a simple, repetitive, linear format for the fenestration. In order to replicate the depth of the tenement windows we propose to use deep window pods for the vertical windows along with the shallow wider balcony doors.
“This play with depth is an attempt to achieve a more dynamic and interesting elevation combining historic and modern architectural qualities.”
The development will be split between a tall northern block to provide a sharp street edge with a shorter tenement scale build behind to better relate with existing housing.
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