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September 11 2018

 Do keep up with the neighbours with mansard roof addition

Do Architecture are proposing to up the density at North Claremont Street in Glasgow’s West End conservation area through the addition of 12 flats.

The seven-storey build is defined by a large mansard metal roof containing twin high-level duplex flats, each with access to their own private terrace. Detailed with perforated metal this sits on top of the bulk of accommodation below finished in natural stone cladding.

Taking the place of a denuded tenement, stripped of its upper floors at some point around the mid- 20th century, the new build will largely occupy the same footprint but reclaim a rear courtyard to serve as a parking and amenity space.

Articulating their plans the architects wrote: “The current site is occupied by a one-storey building that has operated as a café/restaurant for a number of years and is intended to be demolished*.  The site has since been sold to our Client, North Clairmont Street Properties Limited who wish to demolish the existing building and create 12 new homes for sale in this brand new high-end residential development.”

The mansard roof echoes a similar addition added to Dachgeschoßaufbau Gußhausstraße, Vienna, Austria by BWM Architekten.

The remains of an existing tenement will be cleared to make way for the build
The remains of an existing tenement will be cleared to make way for the build

11 Comments

boaby wan
#1 Posted by boaby wan on 11 Sep 2018 at 16:09 PM
stack em high, sell em high too!
the mansard is the only vaguely interesting bit of this, pretty poor elevation treatment, showing the elevations of the adjacent blocks really doesn't help it any... maybe the company could try and live up to their name and do some architecture
AGA DO
#2 Posted by AGA DO on 11 Sep 2018 at 17:23 PM
Bit high lads innit?
Neil C
#3 Posted by Neil C on 11 Sep 2018 at 21:42 PM
I'm not convinced these proposals are especially suited to their surroundings. I think this new building will look rather mean and slab-fronted by comparison with everything around it.
Weiird
#4 Posted by Weiird on 12 Sep 2018 at 09:31 AM
I see the old design classic - "we'll match the eaves with the neighbouring building and slightly step back the roof and people wont even see it". Seen all over Glasgow like the build next to the Mitchell. Appalling design. If they are doing this may as well double the height. Sandstone cladding looks terrible - it does not end up looking like Victorian sandstone blocks. DOn't architecture!
BMW Architekten
#5 Posted by BMW Architekten on 12 Sep 2018 at 13:43 PM
Das ist gud mansard.
James Hepburn
#6 Posted by James Hepburn on 13 Sep 2018 at 19:37 PM
Another development that has nothing to do with its surroundings and everything to do with developer profit and GCC incompetence.
alibi
#7 Posted by alibi on 13 Sep 2018 at 22:46 PM
I wonder if they have the drawings for their 'revised proposal' ready waiting already? Lop off top floor and raise height of GF to those neighbouring. I should bloody hope so anyway. Pathetic otherwise. And still not good enough by far.
MCnaka
#8 Posted by MCnaka on 14 Sep 2018 at 10:30 AM
Frustrating. So many empty spaces in Glasgow where this design would be less intrusive. If they have to build this, they need to raise the level of the ground floor and get rid of the top two floors under the mansard
RevMonk
#9 Posted by RevMonk on 14 Sep 2018 at 20:47 PM
4 storeys of bland between an over the top roof and reasonably sympathetic ground floor.
Des Barnes
#10 Posted by Des Barnes on 14 Sep 2018 at 22:12 PM
It’s farcical that they think this is suitable or that they have a hope in hells chance of getting this approved in a conservation area.
Richard Bush
#11 Posted by Richard Bush on 15 Sep 2018 at 21:18 PM
The height of the building should reflect the hierarchy of streets and not exceed the height of adjacent buildings on Sauchiehall Street.

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