Commonwealth Games, Cube Apartments

Carson & Partners

Referencing East End traditionally doocots, these ‘human-cots’ are simply a series of replicated 2-bed apartments, designed on a square grid and rotated around a central vertical core. Ideally suited to mass production, square in plan and square in section, ‘the Cubes’ were born and we explored an elevational ‘game’. Repetition can be predictable and just as there are commonalities and differences between the doocots, so there are commonalities and differences between the Cubes. Rotating the plan allowed variance on the elevation; their scale visually reduced by introducing double height openings. These take on an inhabited ‘rubix cube’ effect.

Location

Commonwealth Cubes
1 Auckland Wynd & London Avenue
GLASGOW G40 4QY
United Kingdom

Contact

Mark Philp
Architect
mp@carsonandpartners.com

Client

City Legacy

Completed

September 2015

Size

Categories

  • Residential