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September 7 2018

DTA reach out to planners with cantilevered Bothwell home

DTA Chartered Architects have tackled a difficult site on the banks of the River Clyde through Bothwell to design a cantilevered family home arranged over three levels.

The steeply sloping nature of the plot, together with the presence of mature protected trees, constrained developable land to a small triangle at the northern edge of the large site with planning restrictions further constraining options.

In juggling these competing demands DTA have created a multi-level home set within the slope of the embankment finished in pre-weathered grey larch, grey stone and white render.

Explaining how these restrictions fed through into their design the practice wrote: “We had to carefully consider the plan to maximise the space and get the accommodation the clients were looking for. The accommodation sits over three levels with the lower ground level having a small footprint in comparison to the upper floors which cantilever out the rear to extend the floor plate.

“The main living accommodation and main bedrooms have all been arranged along the rear to allow views across the mature garden and the river.”

Such an approach achieved the desired results with planners at South Lanarkshire Council giving their consent to the scheme earlier this week.

A grey stone entrance feature will address Old Mill Road
A grey stone entrance feature will address Old Mill Road
Three levels of accommodation make the most of available space
Three levels of accommodation make the most of available space

5 Comments

Elmo
#1 Posted by Elmo on 7 Sep 2018 at 14:06 PM
Does anyone actually NEED a Home Gym/Office/Games Room/ Artist Studio unless your anti-social???
Jimmy Shut-in
#2 Posted by Jimmy Shut-in on 7 Sep 2018 at 15:01 PM
Well it would mean I wouldn't have to leave the house, and according to people I know that's would be in everyones best interest.
lm
#3 Posted by lm on 7 Sep 2018 at 17:05 PM
Yes you do :)
boaby wan
#4 Posted by boaby wan on 7 Sep 2018 at 19:12 PM
This is a funny one, the image is quote deceptive as it doesn't really show any of the real mass of the building, it looks ok but there's something missing for me in the elevation treatment.
As long as the client is happy I guess..
E=mc2
#5 Posted by E=mc2 on 11 Sep 2018 at 21:45 PM
Hide or cover the top floor and it actually looks ok. With it.....bleh!

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