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Aberdeen wine bar paves the way for more flats

August 7 2017

Aberdeen wine bar paves the way for more flats
A bid to repurpose a granite Aberdeen terrace to house a wine bar, private tasting room and flats has been tabled by architects Cumming and Co, with the intention of overhauling the existing space and adding a new build extension.

This would allow four flats to be included by utilizing a parcel of land off Union Glen, presently occupied by a two-storey granite building, with a modern granite and timber clad addition overlooking a small private garden.

Outlining their approach to the new build element the architects wrote: “The proposed extension massing is dictated by the restrictive site nature and boundary constraints. The massing of the extension is broken up by the recessed and protruding façade pattern. The introduction of two cladding materials helps to break up the solid form and the variance in material colours allows an interesting visual contrast.”

Work to the existing Malt Mill bar would see original window openings reinstated together with removal of superfluous bar equipment, ventilation and drainage from the Union Glen façade with large contemporary panes of glass and timber serving as a main entrance off Holborn Street.
Existing stonework will be repaired as necessary
Existing stonework will be repaired as necessary
Windows within the client's ownership will be replaced to match the new build
Windows within the client's ownership will be replaced to match the new build


#1 Posted by dave-the-detailer on 7 Aug 2017 at 14:58 PM
seriously a flat UNDER a wine bar?
#2 Posted by Al on 7 Aug 2017 at 21:00 PM
Is there are prize for spotting all 8 sattelite dishes?
boaby wan
#3 Posted by boaby wan on 8 Aug 2017 at 09:07 AM
@Al - not for you mate, there's 9 in one photo and 10 altogether!
Dishy Dan
#4 Posted by Dishy Dan on 8 Aug 2017 at 09:32 AM
This is a fun game. There are actually 11 in total. there is one hiding behind the tree in image one. Victory is mine!
#5 Posted by StyleCouncil on 8 Aug 2017 at 13:51 PM
Fun game indeed and a welcome distraction from the woeful architecture.
Lots of interesting scale issues with rear render too...massive cat/ tiny, tiny windows being just a sample.
#6 Posted by andypandy on 8 Aug 2017 at 13:52 PM
that is a massive cat at the window...
#7 Posted by modernish on 8 Aug 2017 at 15:39 PM
Dreadful. If you can't get the scale of a cat right then you really shouldn't be attempting a building!
#8 Posted by David on 8 Aug 2017 at 17:31 PM
I think this was designed in the wine bar...
Islands of sanity
#9 Posted by Islands of sanity on 9 Aug 2017 at 17:36 PM
I think cat is a European Lynx waiting to get into Keilder Forest!
Malcy Tucker
#10 Posted by Malcy Tucker on 9 Aug 2017 at 18:49 PM
Not only are there concerns with the scale, perspective and quality of the images but very questionable design. Why go to the effort of recessing elements of the facade to, as they say "break up the mass", if you are then just going to throw small windows at it. The windows should fill the recess for a start and they are certainly not "large contemporary panes of glass." What is going on up in Aberdeen, the majority of things we see going there are really poor!

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