October 8 2008
The site is located within the grid of secondary streets that form the North side of Edinburgh's original New Town and consists of three derelict mews houses and a Victorian lawyers office, located a full storey below the level of the mews houses.
The project creates simple, naturally lit, open plan office spaces within the existing buildings by rationalising the roofscape within a series of new zinc enclosures.
In the mews building the new roof is used to raise the existing eaves and give the upper office floors a more generous ceiling height. In the lawyers office high-level clerestorey glazing is used to bring improved levels of daylight and natural ventilation deep into the space.
The different levels in the existing buildings are linked together by a third glazed structure containing a new steel and timber staircase. A small urban garden, accessed from the lower building completes the project.
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