Townhouse Scheme, Glasgow

Working closely with Harrison Hunt, our developer partner, we were asked to design 10 Contemporary Townhouses to both complement and challenge the surrounding area’s period terraces.

Steered by the challenging site which backs onto a railway line, we developed two living types, garden living and loft living style. Each of our house types are bespoke to the Avenue and both meet the demands of modern living in terms of orientation to maximise views and amenity, open plan living and flexible, family sized rooms for growing families with ample storage throughout.

Due to the tight constraints to the West of the site together the embankment of the railway line, the design naturally led us to push the living quarter on the top floor and creating ample outdoor living space above on the roof terrace which can be covered in part so it can be enjoyed in all weathers.

The larger four bed garden living style houses have picked up on the saw toothed roof style from the neighbouring commercial units with added elements of cedral boarding whilst the scale and use of brick conveys the domesticity of the residential use.  The saw toothed roof also maximises the orientation of the photovoltaic on the roof. The textured light blonde colour of the bricked elevations challenges the neighbouring red brick residential development and plays along with the typical Glasgow juxtaposition of the traditional vernacular blonde v’s red sandstone which is seen throughout the city.

Furthermore, the design incorporates impressive ecocredentials, including roof-mounted photovoltaic installations, efficient LED lighting, high-spec double glazing and A-rated heating systems.