SUTHERLAND AVENUE // GLASGOW CITY
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The project consists of a substantial conservation exercise to a detached Victorian mansion, which was built in 1895. The work covers a full refurbishment of the existing mansion and the replacement of a collection of utility accommodation.
GIA Design Awards 2009 – Commendation
Saltire Housing Design Award 2010
Working with the
Respect the landscape setting
and the traditional building
patterns of the locality
Responding to the
Consider the immediate context
and allow specific site conditions
to influence design
Inspirational ideas for
and innovative design
- A low glazed wing, to the front and rear of the house, continues the local tradition of large conservatories attached to the side of stone houses maintaining the existing character of ‘stone boxes’ sitting within mature landscaping (i.e. the essence of the conservation area status).
- Traditional materials, such as a lead roof and rendered walls conceived in a dark colour, allow the low wing to nestle comfortably beside the existing mansion house.
- Internally the rear sitting/dining space generates two contrasting characters: (i) an introverted, timber-lined vaulted snug and (ii) a glassed breakfasting space. Together they create a summer and winter side to the house.
- Externally, the new work is treated as either solid and dark or transparent and glassed by separating the ‘new’ from the ‘old’ by the incorporation of a glazed link. This creates a composition where solid wall is contrasted with glassed surfaces.
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