North Gardner Street

cameronwebsterarchitects, Glasgow, 2012

 

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North Gardner Street 

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Conversion and extension of a 19th century joinery workshop in the backcourts of a Glasgow tenement block to form a four bedroom family home

The building is bound on three sides by tenement backcourts. The single-aspect, open plan kitchen, dining and living area at ground floor is naturally lit through high level glazing on the southern boundary, a rooflight to the eastern edge and a glazed first floor landing, whilst patio doors lead to the west-facing private walled garden.

The first floor accommodates four bedrooms (two with en-suite) and family bathroom, all positioned around a double height hall with large, frameless rooflight. A secondary stair leads to a loft and roof terrace.

The first floor plate was extended, cantilevering to prevent any direct view into the living space from the surrounding tenements whilst providing shelter over the paved terrace below.

The new (west) elevation is split into two elements; the base is read as a combination of black-stained meranti and glass. The elevation of the block above is an extrusion of the building section; creating a simple, cedar-clad profile with black framed windows and shutters.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2011
  • Completed: Aug 2012
  • Floor area: 232m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £245,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Mar 2011
  • Procurement: SBCC Minor Works
  • Address: 14 North Gardner Street, Glasgow, G11 5BT, United Kingdom

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