Inflected Edinburgh mews proposal resurfaces
February 27 2017mews building on land to the rear of 36-40 Albany Street, Edinburgh, following completion of a residential conversion of adjoining townhouses.
First proposed in 2010 the current application is for a single dwelling with a largely solid south façade for privacy with greater use of glazing to the north and east, with the upper floor inflected on corner elevations to maximise through views.
In a statement the architects observed: “The proposals seek to create a solid, robust and elegant corner block, carefully crafted in stone and bronze anodised aluminium cladding, which quietly complements the scale and mass of the Glasite Meeting House.
“The easterly elevation shows the skewed gable of the proposed building forming a balanced stop end to the rather sculptural gable of number 40 Albany Mews, the two buildings being linked down the hill by the chain of lower walls and garages.”
In light of this design rooflights have been specified to both enliven the roofscape and draw light deep and ensure southerly light isn’t squandered.
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