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October 2 2020

New Town mews embodies city centre living

DSArchitecture have completed a pair of semi-detached mews properties at 23 Dublin Street Lane South in Edinburgh, replacing a collection of unlisted outbuildings.

Grounded in traditional materials of rubble stone walling and roughcast render additional use of zinc, Accoya timber cladding and angled windows provide a more contemporary finish to the rear.

In a post-completion statement, DSArchitecture director Dugald Skene said: "The design sought to optimise the available space on what was an extremely constrained and technically demanding site.

"The proximity of the build to surrounding townhouse properties called for innovative detailing such as protective ‘hoods’ to the rear-facing windows to mitigate the potential of overlooking from neighbouring windows.

"Internally, the open plan living, dining and kitchen areas were positioned on the first floor to offer privacy from street level but also to maximise aspect to the south through large glazed openings. The bedrooms on the ground and lower levels have aspects to the north, with the latter having access to small private courtyard gardens."

The city centre lane has become a hotbed of residential infill activity in recent years with CDA helming plans for a site on the opposite side of the road. 

A mix of contemporary and traditional finishes add to the layering of the lanes development
A mix of contemporary and traditional finishes add to the layering of the lanes development
Images by Ross Campbell Photography
Images by Ross Campbell Photography

The modern homes are within a stones throw of St Andrew Square
The modern homes are within a stones throw of St Andrew Square
The three-bed properties include protective 'hoods' to maintain the privacy of neighbours
The three-bed properties include protective 'hoods' to maintain the privacy of neighbours

1 Comment

Donald Shearer
#1 Posted by Donald Shearer on 2 Oct 2020 at 23:33 PM
This is a really good approach to the site in terms of scale and taking a contemporary approach to muse development.

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