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‘Walled garden’ Kilmacolm home to provide artists sanctuary

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August 16 2019

  ‘Walled garden’ Kilmacolm home to provide artists sanctuary

A formal bid has been made to build a bespoke private home and artist’s studio within the Kilmacolm conservation area following the submission of plans to Inverclyde Council by the newly formed Technique Architecture & Design.
 
The three-bedroom home would entail demolition of an existing 1970s bungalow off Porterfield Road and is intended to resemble a ‘walled garden’ by screening grounds behind protective masonry walls of hand-cut rustic red brick.
 
This would be emphasized by an enclosing wall extending past the house to an artists studio, allowing a south-facing courtyard space to be formed between the two structures with private garden areas finished with dark stained timber cladding punctured by large picture windows.
 
In an associated design statement, the architect wrote: “The design does not seek to replicate the surrounding dwellings, which themselves display a large variation in styles. Instead, it offers a positive contemporary contribution to the area which is low lying, unobtrusive and uses the highest quality of materials.”
 
The main living space will boast an uninterrupted glazed panorama broken only by a feature fireplace.

A mix of passive and mechanical systems will offer enhanced environmental performance
A mix of passive and mechanical systems will offer enhanced environmental performance
Rustic red brick walls will protectively embrace secluded garden areas
Rustic red brick walls will protectively embrace secluded garden areas

11 Comments

HMR
#1 Posted by HMR on 16 Aug 2019 at 11:50 AM
Superb effort, looks a great project.
mick
#2 Posted by mick on 16 Aug 2019 at 12:15 PM
HMR...really did I miss something here !!
#2
#3 Posted by #2 on 16 Aug 2019 at 12:19 PM
This is beautiful. Timeless, modest architecture.
H.Roark
#4 Posted by H.Roark on 16 Aug 2019 at 13:01 PM
Great looking scheme!
John Niven
#5 Posted by John Niven on 16 Aug 2019 at 13:03 PM
Excellent!
FLW
#6 Posted by FLW on 16 Aug 2019 at 13:08 PM
Great stuff! Looking forward to seeing more from Technique!
Grim Beeper
#7 Posted by Grim Beeper on 16 Aug 2019 at 14:11 PM
Pretentious clap trap and you luvvies lap it up......
Nairn's Bairn
#8 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 16 Aug 2019 at 18:39 PM
Interesting, if a bit AJ Yearbook 1982.

'Technique Architecture & Design' is Jamie Ross, formerly of Stallan-Brand, so has a good background. We look forward to other projects with interest.
Eagle Eye Bobby
#9 Posted by Eagle Eye Bobby on 16 Aug 2019 at 19:25 PM
Quality stuff, however next time coordinate the set of visuals. There are completely random shrubs on image 1 and 2, and then we have mystery tree casting shadow from nowhere just on the grass itself. Check the indoor lighting (image 1) and in the shed (image 2). Image 3 lacks shrubbery/fencing in the background (RHS) and so on...
Hilloch
#10 Posted by Hilloch on 19 Aug 2019 at 09:47 AM
Thank god you're here Eagle Eye Bobby
Walt Disney
#11 Posted by Walt Disney on 19 Aug 2019 at 12:44 PM
One from the Frank Ching sketchbook.

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