Hyndland homes hit headwinds
April 19 2018
In an addendum to an original submission filed in November last year the applicants seek to dispel these concerns, levelled principally at the flat setback roof, an approach said to ‘jar’ with the pitched profile of neighbouring tenements.
Officials have recommended removal of at least one storey from the planned block to avoid ‘dominating’ its surroundings, exacerbated by the choice of blonde sandstone rather than the red used throughout the street.
Countering such concerns Coltart Earley noted no ‘undue concern’ had been raised at the roof treatment during pre-application discussions, pointing to similar local examples where flat metal-clad roof extensions have been permitted. The architects further argue that the roofscape is ‘subservient’ to the ‘urban wall’ of the main elevation and thus shouldn’t be judged on the basis of a simple extrapolation of ridge lines.
Addressing the use of blonde sandstone it was claimed that this material offered richer ‘qualities’ over red in terms of tone, reflectiveness and veining.
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