LDN seek to up density with Morningside infill
January 27 201711 flats on the site of a 1960s-public convenience.
Abutting an existing tenement on Canaan Lane in Edinburgh’s Morningside conservation area the six-storey scheme has been conceived as a ‘visual stop’ to an urban block before it reduces in scale to two storey villas and will be faced in brick chosen to harmonise with sandstone neighbours.
Outlining their design strategy LDN noted: “By stepping the building eaves down on the front elevation, this allows the gable return to be in a mix of brickwork and zinc cladding. The gable elevation will remain visible when looking back along Canaan Lane towards Morningside Road and this is one of the key views of the site.
“While storey heights of the proposed development do not match those of the adjacent tenement, traditionally scaled window opening proportions will help to integrate the building into its surroundings.”
A recessed ground floor entrance will offer shared access to the apartments and a neighbouring commercial space.
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