Hackland + Dore take their work home with New Town flats plan
January 31 2020
Edinburgh’s Annandale Street has been targeted for an 11-home infill development by Hackland + Dore Architects which will see the practice demolish their studio to capitalise on the air space above.
Designed to fund the directors pension pot the build would abut a Georgian tenement gable on the edge of the New Town Conservation Area, marrying a contemporary design with traditional ashlar sandstone broken by precast concrete bands.
Access is provided by a vertical glazed recess adjoining gable wall, doubling as a transition element between the pair, with matching cast iron balustrades.
Espousing their design approach the practice wrote: “The design proposals seek to replace the existing single-storey shed building at 16 Annandale Street with a contemporary, residential tenement building.
“The proposals have been designed to complement the adjacent Georgian building massing. Eaves, terraces, balconies, precast bands and entrance canopy levels correspond with the tenement to the side of the development. The design relates to the height proportions of the tenements’ street elevations.”
A private rear courtyard will serve as a shared amenity space with ground and basement flats benefiting from private gardens.
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