To create a community of high-quality residential dwellings on a steeply-banked site to reinforce the urban block and complete the surrounding masterplan, yet maintain the character of the adjacent River Kelvin green corridor.
The design creates 4 split-level blocks which are staggered from the street edge to break-up the monolithic block. Each house has access to the street from ground floor and to their back garden and a shared communal space from first floor, with three-bed dwellings also incorporating set-back roof terraces.
Through close working with the developer, contractor and planning department, a high-quality and considerate solution to this challenging site was developed. Constraints became virtues by using the stepped section of the dwellings to engage with external space at different levels and maximise this space both in private and communal formats.