Ashtree Road

Ashtree Road

Architect
Graeme Nicholls Architects
Location
Pollokshaws, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Dapple Photography
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Facing Bricks (external)- Sapphire Blue,Facing Bricks (internal)- Diamond WhiteEdenhall
Roof tiles- Galloway, AnthraciteRussell
Precast Cills & Panels- Black pigmentedSterling Precast
Paving- Sienna SettsTobermore
Windows- UPVC, RAL 9001 ‘Graphite Black’Walker Profiles

Product Spec Sheet
Facing Bricks (external)- Sapphire Blue,Facing Bricks (internal)- Diamond White
Roof tiles- Galloway, Anthracite
by Russell
Precast Cills & Panels- Black pigmented
Paving- Sienna Setts
Windows- UPVC, RAL 9001 ‘Graphite Black’

Ashtree Road

Graeme Nicholls Architects as Architects

Graeme Nicholls Architects were appointed in 2016 to design a scheme for 24 flats on the site on Ashtree Road which formerly housed the Pollokshaws Swimming Baths. Our design is realised as two blocks, which synthesise the prevalent typologies found on each street-  a ‘Tenement’ block to the north on Ashtree Road, and a ‘Villa’ block to the southern edge of the site on Christian Street.


Our two flexible flat layouts can accommodate a variety of living arrangements by the inclusion of unique architectural devices which encourage user customisation.  


Conceptually, our project seeks to develop a narrative which relates to the history of Pollokshaws. The neighbourhood flourished as a centre of textile production in the industrial era, which resulted in an influx of skilled Flemish weavers to help meet the workforce demands.


Using human scale and proportions as a starting point, we have included a series of motifs related to both weaving and Flemish architecture throughout the design, including a woven pattern created across the façade in the careful placement of windows, the use of Flemish bond and textures in the black brick cladding, and more.


Material Used:

1. Edenhall- Facing Bricks (external)- Sapphire Blue

2. Edenhall- Facing Bricks (internal)- Diamond White

3. Sterling Precast- Precast Cills & Panels- Black pigmented

4. Walker Profiles- Windows- UPVC, RAL 9001 ‘Graphite Black’

5. Russell- Roof tiles- Galloway, Anthracite

6. Tobermore- Paving- Sienna Setts

7. Ora Ceramics- Ceramic Tiles- Ce.Si Full Bodied

8. CTM Fabrication- Metal Balustrades- Bespoke Design

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