AXN Architecture were appointed to develop 12 flats re-using a Victorian villa in the Stonehaven conservation area. The ambition was to create a small sustainable community within the community by developing a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Located in the heart of the conservation in an ex-Grade C(s) listed building, the arrangement of the proposed structures is such to break down the scale of this flatted development. This allows a dialogue between the old and new buildings in a playful way, without overwhelming the existing and neighbouring buildings. The arrangement of the extension and new build elements is specifically designed around the creation of a series of permeable, communally owned series of courtyards. These allow the residents the opportunity to meet, play, relax and socialise in a friendly socially oriented environment in a largely hidden development that does not seek attention from the main streets. The language used is informal, joyful and playful. The scale is deferential and sympathetic to the original building. The building encourages individual privacy and a diffusion of the private and public realm. Every effort has been made to ensure optimal energy and acoustic performance and future installation of green technologies has been catered for.
48 Cameron street
48 Cameron Street
Ciaran Bradley B. Sc. B. Arch
Director/ Project Architect
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