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Mast Architects bring winter ‘sun spaces’ to Castlemilk

October 20 2017

Mast Architects bring winter ‘sun spaces’ to Castlemilk
Cassilton Housing Association are pressing ahead with a twin regeneration drive at Barlia Terrace, Castlemilk, delivering a 22-home flatted block and separate 12 home development complete with dedicated sun spaces.

Alternating red and buff brickwork will be used by Mast Architects to distinguish adjacent flats with the smaller build adopting a ‘Dutch Gable’ style to bring interest and rhythm to the street.

Explaining their approach the architects wrote: “Due to the layout of the site, and it’s tight nature, the elevational treatment of the building was considered to be dual frontage; with the north elevation fronting on to Barlia Drive and the South elevation facing onto the parking court.”

Both builds will also make use of Winter sun spaces to provide visual interest to the facades while doubling as a practical additional space for occupants.

A start on site is expected to be made in April 2018 for completion by early 2019.
22 flats will be offered in the larger build
22 flats will be offered in the larger build


#1 Posted by David on 20 Oct 2017 at 11:35 AM
I must say this is probably one of the best schemes that Mast have produced; in particular the block with the Dutch gable. My only question is why work of this standard is not being executed for the proposals in more centrally located sites in Glasgow, such as Govanhill on Inglefield Street?
#2 Posted by MoBo on 20 Oct 2017 at 14:49 PM
South elevation onto the parking court - surely not!!!
#3 Posted by Sven on 23 Oct 2017 at 19:58 PM
Design is good but why the tiny and covered balcony? Surely more could be made to take advantage of that space and actually make it usable.

Glasgow has lots of brown and green space, so why place the cars right next to someone's window? Create a garden and drive for heavens sake and start planning for people.
#4 Posted by Context on 24 Oct 2017 at 13:28 PM
I am guessing you haven't looked the proposals, just the images above?
If you had, it would be fairly obvious that they are working with small parcels of land with some pretty big site geometries. I would assume that this is the reason that they haven't been unable to provide front and back gardens.
From general experience, not every site is suitable for a two storey house, front garden and a driveway.
Just a thought.
Nairn's Bairn
#5 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 24 Oct 2017 at 17:22 PM
#2 MoBo Looking at the site plan, the vehicular access is an existing one and happens to be at the South end. In addition it means that residents cars will be secure and not right on the main drag of Barlia Drive - I'm not saying Barlia Drive is particularly nice, but there's no point in making it worse by sticking a car park there. The site looks to have a reasonable slope at the North too - they seem to be making the best of it.

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