Housing at Golspie Street and Shaw Street

Do Architecture

The new terrace on Golspie Street and infill at Shaw Street complete the perimeter of this dense urban block. This encloses a new 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 generous glazing at the street and courtyard edges allowing visibility and sunlight to penetrate through the building. A neutral brick forms the background and plinth with alternating raised modules in black rain-screen 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. The palette is informed by the traditional ceramic tiles commonly found in tenement stairwells around Glasgow.

Location

7-21 Golspie Street, and 44-48 Shaw Street
Govan
GLASGOW
United Kingdom

Contact

Adrian Stewart
Director
adrian@do-architecture.co.uk

Client

Govan Housing Association / Cruden Estates Ltd.

Completed

March 2012

Size

11200 sq m

Contract Value

£12.3M

Categories

  • Residential

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