Chamfered homes bring density to Glasgow’s Argyle Street
September 13 2018
Elder & Cannon Architects are proposing to erect 19 flats above two ground floor commercial units on a brownfield site at 1017 Argyle Street, Glasgow, adjacent to the practices own ‘Hothouse’ development.
Constrained by the presence of a railway tunnel and associated piling constraints bound up in the limitations of working within a conservation area have informed the decision to produce a selection of single aspect studio and one-bed flats with high floor to ceiling heights tying in with neighbouring tenements.
Articulating their design response the architects said: “The north-west corner is chamfered to allow set back from the railway’s exclusion zone and this allows an open face and identity to the aspect of the building when viewed from further West down Argyle Street.
“The residential entrance is afforded off a pend which also acts to give access to sheltered and secure cycle storage and waste storage/ recycling neatly tucked away within undercroft. Further through the pend and glimpsed from the street access is given to the secured sheltered garden courtyard.”
A rooftop penthouse floor will be set back from the building line to allow the formation of roof terraces while creating a more ‘expressive’ roof and skyline with facades clad in large format natural stone panels.
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