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Concrete townhouse & detached villa win Mackintosh Society competition

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March 20 2020

Concrete townhouse & detached villa win Mackintosh Society competition

McGinlay Bell have seen off all challengers tin a Mackintosh-inspired architectural competition after answering a call by the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society to design a contemporary homes based on the architects own drawings.

Securing first place the studio was praised for their ‘runaway effort’ in conceiving an urban home modelled as a defensive tower house within a walled garden next to the school of art as well as a parallel design for a detached villa.

David MacRitchie earned second spot while a joint effort by Gordon and Katy McGregor secured third place. A submission by R+D Studio was highly commended.

In a statement the society wrote: “The jury had a very stimulating discussion and debate in order to compile a shortlist and winners which generally demonstrates competitors who took on the spirit of the competition.  



“In the student category, however, the quality of submissions across the board didn’t fully engage with the aims of the competition. The jury suggests that in future submissions, students team up with a mentor for direction.  As a result the jury decided to award three commendations in this category.”

Finished in a continuous concrete skin McGinlay Bell's townhouse façade is broken into separate elements which each cast their own shadows.

An isometric view of MacRitchie's country house for an architect
An isometric view of MacRitchie's country house for an architect
David MacRitchie earned second spot with an alternate town/country house combo
David MacRitchie earned second spot with an alternate town/country house combo

McGinlay Bell's winning country house design takes on a very different character
McGinlay Bell's winning country house design takes on a very different character
The city pad includes its own themed library
The city pad includes its own themed library

The home is envisaged occupying a site next to the School of Art
The home is envisaged occupying a site next to the School of Art

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