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May 21 2019

New homes to bring colour to Dingwall

Ark Estates have brought forward plans to erect 11 flats within the Highland town of Dingwall with designs by Oberlanders and CH Architecture.

The town centre site has already gained planning consent for nine flats with the latest homes planned for the second phase of development off the High Street, entailing partial demolition of the Highland Council owned Ross House.

A vibrant colour palette of ochre yellow and ruby red render is planned for both schemes to brighten up a drab corner of the town with extensive landscaping to surrounding streets centred on new block paving, planting and street furniture helping to further unify the development.

Explaining the colourful approach a design statement read: “The lower block facing Mart Road will be rendered in ochre yellow to create a strong focal point which enables the higher, lighter coloured block to be recessive.

“The block closest to the High Street will be rendered in dark red. To provide contrast and balance the central blocks will be finished in an off-white render. Along the base of the building, where surfaces are more exposed, the finish will be rendered in dark grey.”

The colour pallete has been inspired by the Tarradale stone of existing buildings
The colour pallete has been inspired by the Tarradale stone of existing buildings
The Mart Road development will be built in two separate phases
The Mart Road development will be built in two separate phases

5 Comments

CM
#1 Posted by CM on 21 May 2019 at 11:33 AM
I could cry.
Paul Klee
#2 Posted by Paul Klee on 21 May 2019 at 11:54 AM
#1 I'm all outta tears.

Architects and the application of colour clearly don't mix. I wonder why? Is it just downright arrogance and ignorance on their part?

Why don't they actually learn some basics about colour theory before they reach for that all too easily available bucket fill.

It's not as if the internet isn't awash with tons of reading material on the subject.
Sue Pearman
#3 Posted by Sue Pearman on 21 May 2019 at 13:40 PM
If throwing colour at prosaic rendered blocks becomes the preferred way to add interest to a proposal then something is clearly lacking on the imagination from I think. Just an opinion though...
David
#4 Posted by David on 21 May 2019 at 15:10 PM
I think I prefer the bookmakers gable next door...
Myohmy
#5 Posted by Myohmy on 22 May 2019 at 10:21 AM
'designs'.....facepalm.

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