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November 1 2019

Bonnington residential push continues with plans for 58 flats

A disused warehouse in the Bonnington district of north Edinburgh has been earmarked for a development of 58 apartments designed by ISA after being snapped up by Glencairn Properties.

Supplanting a prior 2017 planning consent the latest proposals for 14 Ashley Place the latest residential bid will take the form of an L-plan block with recessed zinc-clad upper storey rising from subtle brick detailing employed to provide texture to the facades.

A feature curved corner has also been introduced to maximise eastward views along Tinto Place toward Leith.

In their design statement, the architects wrote: “The use of brick gives the development a domestic character and scale while allowing for considered details to delineate floor levels, highlight entrances, and create depth at window and door reveals to give a sense of solidity.”
 
Ground floor units will be finished in a darker brick to complement adjacent flats.

'Hit and miss' brick detailing will provide texture to the facades
'Hit and miss' brick detailing will provide texture to the facades

5 Comments

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 1 Nov 2019 at 11:19 AM
Do architects and developers never think about how much it rains in Scotland and offer soMe protection from the elements?
Eagle Eye Bobby
#2 Posted by Eagle Eye Bobby on 1 Nov 2019 at 11:24 AM
This is non-invasive to the eye, a typical 'could be built anywhere' type of architecture. Judging by the car plates this have been offered to Berlin or Dresden before.
Philip
#3 Posted by Philip on 1 Nov 2019 at 12:00 PM
#Loggia? An umbrella does the trick for me.
The scale is good but thats about it. The architecture is pretty miserable, no matter how many brick types and colours you throw at it. The grey cladding/ face fixed balconies are a boggo and dominate the facade, especially with the standard short windows. This 2004 vintage brick dutchitecture needs the details to be bang on to pull it off. These shots suggest this is just a low standard house builder effort.
Glencairn used to be quite innovative, pity they are horsing out this stuff out, Miller homes/ CALA style.
Gringo
#4 Posted by Gringo on 1 Nov 2019 at 17:09 PM
Bland generic rubbish.
Stylecouncil
#5 Posted by Stylecouncil on 1 Nov 2019 at 19:28 PM
Disappointed to say the least. The corner detail with cladding/ Juliet balcony on the left in the first image is 1990s nasty. HFM stuff is detailed better then this....

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