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July 13 2018

Park Circus lanes mount mews revival

Allison Architecture in partnership with A&G Property Group are promoting the development of a three-storey mews house off Claremont Terrace Lane, the latest in a series of mews properties to be built to the rear of accompanying townhouses.

In doing so it is proposed to re-establish the urban grain of the area following the loss of 19th century mews properties to make way for off-street parking for business occupants.

Outlining their approach the architects wrote: “On the lane side ashlar sandstone in linear courses has been employed to give a crisp contemporary finish. This is a major departure from the random rubble courses of the original constructions illustrating the cultural shift from these being dwellings of rough and cheaper construction to house grooms and their families in service to the main house to being very high-quality homes for modern families.

“It is Allison Architecture’s firm position that pastiche in architecture robs our contemporary culture of its rightful Architectural representation in a historical context. In all the arts only architecture is affected by this unfortunate phenomenon.”

Rear walls will be faced in white brick to help reflect sunlight onto the north facing townhouse elevations

Local lanes have witnessed a mini revival
Local lanes have witnessed a mini revival
White brick will help bounce light into rear gardens
White brick will help bounce light into rear gardens

7 Comments

Not Now Cato
#1 Posted by Not Now Cato on 13 Jul 2018 at 13:12 PM
And the award for most up-itself design statement goes to...

They’ve even managed to outdo Page/Park on that front - sterling effort.
The Flâneur
#2 Posted by The Flâneur on 13 Jul 2018 at 14:51 PM
“It is Allison Architecture’s firm position that pastiche in architecture robs our contemporary culture of its rightful Architectural representation in a historical context. In all the arts only architecture is affected by this unfortunate phenomenon.”

Ha ha ha ha ROFLMAO!!!

And it is also a contender for the Pugin award for holier than thou architectural moralist of the year...

Next stop Pseuds Corner
Graeme McCormick
#3 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 13 Jul 2018 at 15:49 PM
are they not going to replace the concrete surface with cobbles?
Ghost
#4 Posted by Ghost on 13 Jul 2018 at 17:45 PM
“It is Allison Architecture’s firm position that pastiche in architecture robs our contemporary culture of its rightful Architectural representation in a historical context. In all the arts only architecture is affected by this unfortunate phenomenon.”

Total nonsense. You wouldn't mind if it was good, but their design is like a Pound Shop Richard Murphy.
Walt Disney
#5 Posted by Walt Disney on 16 Jul 2018 at 10:02 AM
Jings....that rear elevation has got more junctions than the M1. Just hope that the firm's position on detailing takes a wee bit from pastiche...i.e. keeps water out, easy to access and easy to maintain.

I wonder if they wrote their manifesto for architecture with a straight face.
Jezza Alexander
#6 Posted by Jezza Alexander on 17 Jul 2018 at 13:06 PM
A little pastiche wouldn't hurt for those sad elevations.
Ex
#7 Posted by Ex on 18 Jul 2018 at 14:50 PM
Its a belter

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