Highly context-led early residential project set within a lane in the Merchant City area of Glasgow; canvas presented is a narrow box with little dynamism and difficult spatial congregations. Drawing parallels typical inner city housing, space is incredibly restrictive - the challenge was to make the user feel a sense of awareness and contextual ownership to this area of the city. Local industrial heritage referenced through sandstone-umber pigmented limewash walls, a striated corten steel facade and a perforated steel staircase powder coated in the same iron-red of the City Union Bridge adjacent. These are consistently offset with more opulent, natural interior finishes drawing parallels with the historic disparity between the merchants and their industries.
leather/cardinal & cognac,
perforated steel/scarlet powdercoat,