Deck access flats bring Calton Hill into view
February 5 2020
Finished predominantly in buff brick the apartments will be topped by a glazed penthouse level to maximise views towards Calton Hill, topped with a sedum roof to minimise visual intrusion upon skyline vistas.
At the opposite end recessed windows fronting Greenside Row will be delineated by steel planters to form a ‘defensible’ frontage to living spaces.
Outlining the use of materials the architects said: “It is proposed that a brick similar to the Mystique from Engels Baksteen is used, with areas of hit-and-miss brick used to the open-access balconies facing on to the Marriot Hotel.
“The gable facing Greenside Row / the rear of Blenheim Place will be accentuated vertically by using areas of protruding brick panels. Slot windows have been introduced to the living spaces.”
Site constraints necessitate utilising a single stair for access, with each apartment reached via a series of external decks, with the tangential benefit of ensuring properties can benefit from a dual aspect.