Morgan McDonnell propose plans for residential infill at Edinburgh’s Old Town
October 13 2017residential infill scheme on Edinburgh’s Calton Road.
The resulting scheme will see 24 flats built above a ground-floor commercial space within the Old Town conservation area following removal of existing buildings.
Explaining their plans the architects wrote: “… our proposals split the Calton Road frontage into two sections: one a tall sandstone structure that signals entrance into Panmure Close and the second a brick element that articulates a definition between ground floor office and upper level residential accommodation. Between these two elements a glazed slot provides separation and articulates entrance into the residential accommodation.
“To further define these two frontages a consistent opening size and position is proposed on the sandstone structure with a contrasting playful rhythm on the brick element. This rhythm is continued into the courtyard and garden frontages with generous glazed openings and Juliet balconies opening into living spaces.”
A mixed palette of sandstone, buff brick and dark grey cladding has been chosen to create a ‘simple, crisp modern aesthetic’.
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