Design Awards 2014
Argyle Street, Anderston
The development comprises 44 three, four and five person flats, five townhouses for six people, and a commercial unit. The strategy focuses on the creation of a contemporary tenement building which adheres to the principles of maximising space and light.
A strong central block is held by two ‘bookends’. These three six-storey monolithic blocks are differentiated by five-storey set backs completed in zinc. The palette of materials is restrained and limited to a texture brick and zinc. The lower two storeys are articulated as a heavy masonry plinth, completed in projecting flemish bond, in contrast to a more familiar stretcher bond to the upper storeys.
To contrast with the brick, green zinc cladding is used in a vertical arrangement, to articulate two recessed five-storey blocks as well as the window openings. Windows to the front and side elevations have a full brick return to emphasize solidity.