Garscube Road, Glasgow, Scotland, 2012
This housing development, inspired by the local tenement typology, seeks to re-establish an urban presence on the site and succeeds in creating a convincing new piece of Glasgow.
A composition of vertical volumes in an eclectic mix of different bricks forms the main street facade, the material choice assists the building in becoming a suitably contextual piece of Glasgow, the architects stating that “these reflect the rich palette of materials in the surrounding buildings.”
The development is completed by a series of terraced houses which form a coherent street edge with small front gardens and attractive metal fencing. This careful urban nature of the project and its sensitive use of materials, particularly brick, bring the work of the Rotterdam practice, BIQ Architecten to mind.