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August 31 2018

Woodside supported accommodation planned

Mast Architects have brought forward proposals for a new supported accommodation block at Glenfarg Street, Glasgow, on behalf of Queens Cross Housing Association.

Adjacent to Woodside Halls the four-storey development occupies a narrow plot and will be finished in buff brick with white precast concrete blocks and zinc standing seam cladding.

In a planning statement the architects said: “The proposals will be expected to meet the reasonable needs/expectations of their resident populations (whether long or short stay).

“The proposals will also be required to mitigate the additional pressure that such high resident population concentrations can have on local amenity and facilities.”

Designed to offer accommodation for up to 20 young homeless people the building will also offer a range of services and facilities for daytime users including office space, a laundry, visitors’ room and social skills centre.

8 Comments

beau brummel
#1 Posted by beau brummel on 31 Aug 2018 at 12:52 PM
This wouldn't look out of place in Islington.
Is this Neo-Georgian proposal part of the growing theme-park-isation of cities? Or is something else intended architecturally?
Beau guest
#2 Posted by Beau guest on 31 Aug 2018 at 20:39 PM
#1 wouldn't worry as the homeless folk using the facility won't give a fig what it looks like.
Is that your silk hankie on the floor?
Beau Beau
#3 Posted by Beau Beau on 2 Sep 2018 at 09:18 AM
#2 last time I looked, UR was website for architecture and the built environment....not a housing supply forum.
Take care of that big shoulder chip..

boo boo
#4 Posted by boo boo on 3 Sep 2018 at 20:05 PM
Somebody mention chips I`m starving?
Beep beep
#5 Posted by Beep beep on 3 Sep 2018 at 22:18 PM
#3 form and function mean anything......
beau brummel
#6 Posted by beau brummel on 4 Sep 2018 at 09:08 AM
#5 - Yes, fulfilling the banal requisites of form and function are fine, but its the curious language adopted that is being commented on.
1. Why the ochre brick instead of a red multi? (i know the street context)
2. Why a flat roof?
3. Why the allusion to a Georgian ordering aesthetic with a pseudo piano nobile etc. when there is no social hierarchy within etc.
Given the brief of supported accommodation, (of which there is a very real need) this design so far, says anything but to me. My quibble is only over the clothes this design is wearing and what it is 'saying' to the wider community. That's all.
Elmo
#7 Posted by Elmo on 4 Sep 2018 at 09:35 AM
This design looks straight out of 'Old London Town', no context to its surroundings!!
Beau Bridges
#8 Posted by Beau Bridges on 4 Sep 2018 at 09:50 AM
Hackney town house. Reasonably handsome but irrelevant.

TBF though ....if they wanted to be contextual, it would be 1990s buff brick HAG funded housng association garbage like the stuff opposite.

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