Craigmillar student flats proposal doubles in scope
July 18 2018
Kenneth Reid Architects are proposing to double the number of purpose-built student studio rooms to be created at Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, by extending the building footprint over adjacent terraced housing.
In doing so the number of rooms will be increased from 83 to 158.
Finished in buff, off-white and orange render the project employs colour to break up its length by dividing the façade into smaller lengths similar in scale to the current terraced homes.
In a statement the architects noted: “The existing amalgamation of buildings on the site do not have a common architectural language and appear haphazard and disjointed. As such we have viewed this as an opportunity to strengthen the streetscape, extending the scale and prevailing language (bay windows) of the adjacent terraced houses to a termination adjacent to the Braid Burn.”
Protruding steel columns in the middle of this façade will serve as an entrance feature while also providing an element of shelter.
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