Airdrie turns a corner with prominent junction flats
October 16 201720 flats above ground floor retail.
The Alexander Street build adopts an L-plan split between a terrace sweeping through to a curved element to Stirling Street and a three-storey wing, all of which would be finished in a combination of blond masonry and render with brick detailing.
Explaining their detailed approach to the project the architects stated: “Finer elements of the design concept incorporate classic timber (mahogany or oak) shop fronts with paneled stall-risers and hand painted signage on timber fascias. This contrasts with the more minimal but elegant contemporary shop front, with its optimal glazed frontage divided by vertical columns and minimal signage to avoid clutter. Other features including, dressings and keystone detail around fenestration (traditional terrace only), balconies and deep window reveals, help to create greater depth and interest.”
First and second floor properties will be given their own balconies, offering additional amenity space while enlivening the facades with window proportions and symmetry drawing inspiration from the B-listed Sir John Wilson Town Hall.
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