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October 18 2019

Pollokshields flats cleared for Tramway site

Dundas Estates and Hypostyle Architects have won consent for a revised apartment block in Pollokshields Glasgow after standing their ground.

The tweaked approach reflects planners concerns over the massing, character and corner treatment of the initial 2018 proposals, together with the privacy of ground floor bedrooms, amid requests for greater detailing to the brickwork.

In an updated design statement the practice wrote: “The planning department has suggested that an additional level of detail be introduced at around two storeys to reinforce the relationship with the Tramways bays and string course.
 
“However we would note that additional levels of brickwork detail have already been introduced as a consequence of comments by planning. There is a concern that the design could become ‘overcooked’ such that it starts to appear fussy.”
 
In response, Hypostyle revisited the project to incorporate additional brickwork detailing in the form of a contrasting bond string at both ground and first floor levels while clarifying decisions taken elsewhere.

2 Comments

Mary Hill
#1 Posted by Mary Hill on 18 Oct 2019 at 12:25 PM
Are we all so overcome with apathy about our profession that we've just stopped caring about trying to produce images that make our buildings look good?
Eagle Eye Bobby
#2 Posted by Eagle Eye Bobby on 18 Oct 2019 at 14:15 PM
Well... no. You just cheap.

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