Housing at Golspie Street and Shaw Street

DO-Architecture
Glasgow, 2012

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Data

  • Begun: Feb 2010
  • Completed: Mar 2012
  • Floor area: 11,186m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £11.9M
  • Address: Golspie Street, Glasgow, G51 3BH, United Kingdom

Professional Team

Terrace and infill that complete the perimeter of a dense urban block

These buildings complete the block to create a courtyard, where safe, supervised play and informal meeting is encouraged on South orientated paths and greened spaces.

In a re-interpretation of the tenement typology the terrace places one flat to either side of a common landing, with large amounts of glazing at the street and courtyard edges to allow sunlight to penetrate through the building.

A neutral brick forms the background and plinth with alternating raised modules in black rainscreen cladding, while projecting pods create a play of shadow and colour on the facade, accommodating dining spaces and providing a unique identity to each home.

Materials

Brick cladding