Housing to 2040 Workshop at Fraser Avenue
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Last week 7N Architects joined Kingdom Housing, Fraser Avenue residents, Campion Homes, Fife Council, and Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, for an A+DS and Scottish Government workshop at Fraser Avenue in Inverkeithing to discuss “what good looks like”.

Fraser Avenue was chosen as an exemplar housing project for the approach to the regeneration of an unloved housing estate in Fife which was developed through extensive engagement with the existing residents. The proposals have transformed the neighbourhood into a place designed to give everyone their own personal space and their own front doors. The feedback from the workshop showed that this has re-discovered a sense of community spirit and belonging which had evaporated many years ago in the old estate.

Comments such as “kids play on the streets again” and “people are talking to their neighbours now” indicated that placemaking approach and dedicated engagement by 7N and Kingdom Housing Association has paid dividends.

The event was part of a series of case studies across Scotland in support of the Scottish Government’s forthcoming Housing to 2040 consultation. This initiative aims to bring together practitioners, local stakeholders, and ministers and policy makers to discuss specific local experience and inform future housing policy.

Ewan Anderson, Managing Partner at 7N Architects said, “7N were very pleased to be involved in this workshop as it has been fascinating getting such positive feedback from the residents after the five year journey that Kingdom, Fife Council and ourselves have been on with them. Hearing that “the kids are playing in the streets again” is a great indicator that the new neighbourhood is already having a positive impact on the lives of the residents.”

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Images from our Instagram account which capture idea, places and things that inspire us.
Fraser Avenue, Phase 1
Fraser Avenue, Phase 1
Fraser Avenue, Phase 1
Fraser Avenue, Phase 1
Fraser Avenue, Phase 1
Fraser Avenue, Phase 1
Our Work - In May, 7N signed the Architect’s Declare open letter which has been signed by over 625 architectural practices. Signing the Architect’s Declare letter involves endorsing eleven ‘pledges’ which range from advocacy and raising awareness of climate and biodiversity emergencies, to significant changes in working practices around carbon modelling, resource use and knowledge sharing. Like many others, we have turned the lens on the operations of our practice and our projects to better understand where we can make a real difference and how meaningful changes can be advocated and realised. Our research will be shared in a sustainability focused blog series to document this journey, but to mark today’s day of climate action we’re offering some initial findings along with links to information others may find useful and interesting ; to read the full article, visit our Journal page - link in bio.
Timeline - In May, 7N signed the Architect’s Declare open letter which has been signed by over 625 architectural practices. Signing the Architect’s Declare letter involves endorsing eleven ‘pledges’ which range from advocacy and raising awareness of climate and biodiversity emergencies, to significant changes in working practices around carbon modelling, resource use and knowledge sharing. Like many others, we have turned the lens on the operations of our practice and our projects to better understand where we can make a real difference and how meaningful changes can be advocated and realised. Our research will be shared in a sustainability focused blog series to document this journey, but to mark today’s day of climate action we’re offering some initial findings along with links to information others may find useful and interesting ; to read the full article, visit our Journal page - link in bio.
Our Studio - In May, 7N signed the Architect’s Declare open letter which has been signed by over 625 architectural practices. Signing the Architect’s Declare letter involves endorsing eleven ‘pledges’ which range from advocacy and raising awareness of climate and biodiversity emergencies, to significant changes in working practices around carbon modelling, resource use and knowledge sharing. Like many others, we have turned the lens on the operations of our practice and our projects to better understand where we can make a real difference and how meaningful changes can be advocated and realised. Our research will be shared in a sustainability focused blog series to document this journey, but to mark today’s day of climate action we’re offering some initial findings along with links to information others may find useful and interesting ; to read the full article, visit our Journal page - link in bio.
Apartment Envelope - Windows & brickwork
Apartment Envelope - Aluminium Cladding
Balcony - The building envelope is revealed as scaffolding comes down on the first new build apartments at Jordanhill.
It’s been four years since 7N first visited Engine Shed site with the excitement and anticipation of a new project. This week the @holyrooddistillery team celebrated the first whisky pouring from an Edinburgh still in over 100 years. We wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the transformation, and say congratulations to all involved. Cheers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Swipe to see how things have changed, and read more about the history of the site on our journal (link in bio). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by @zacandzac
It’s been four years since 7N first visited Engine Shed site with the excitement and anticipation of a new project. This week the @holyrooddistillery team celebrated the first whisky pouring from an Edinburgh still in over 100 years. We wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the transformation, and say congratulations to all involved. Cheers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Swipe to see how things have changed, and read more about the history of the site on our journal (link in bio). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by @zacandzac
It’s been four years since 7N first visited Engine Shed site with the excitement and anticipation of a new project. This week the @holyrooddistillery team celebrated the first whisky pouring from an Edinburgh still in over 100 years. We wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the transformation, and say congratulations to all involved. Cheers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Swipe to see how things have changed, and read more about the history of the site on our journal (link in bio). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by @zacandzac
7N are happy to announce that our Knab project in Shetland has been shortlisted in the Masterplanning category for the 2019 AJ Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The masterplan represents an admirable initiative by the Shetland Islands Council to consult the local Lerwick community in the development of the vision for repurposing this publicly owned site to deliver the affordable housing that is essential to sustain the future economy of the Islands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The project will utilise a key town centre site in Lerwick, formerly the only high school on the Shetland Islands, to deliver forms of affordable housing and related mixed uses which are not currently being delivered by the public or private sectors. The buildings and public realm have been designed to stitch the site into the grain of Lerwick’s Old Town. Staggered building forms are offset around intimate streets, spaces and residential courtyards, designed in collaboration with Rankin Fraser Landscape Architecture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7N are very proud to be part of the team on this project, and this nomination is wonderful recognition for all involved. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @rankinfraserlandscapearch @architectsjournal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image by @darcstudio_troy
7N are happy to announce that our Knab project in Shetland has been shortlisted in the Masterplanning category for the 2019 AJ Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The masterplan represents an admirable initiative by the Shetland Islands Council to consult the local Lerwick community in the development of the vision for repurposing this publicly owned site to deliver the affordable housing that is essential to sustain the future economy of the Islands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The project will utilise a key town centre site in Lerwick, formerly the only high school on the Shetland Islands, to deliver forms of affordable housing and related mixed uses which are not currently being delivered by the public or private sectors. The buildings and public realm have been designed to stitch the site into the grain of Lerwick’s Old Town. Staggered building forms are offset around intimate streets, spaces and residential courtyards, designed in collaboration with Rankin Fraser Landscape Architecture. 7N are very proud to be part of the team on this project, and this nomination is wonderful recognition for all involved. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @rankinfraserlandscapearch @architectsjournal
7N are happy to announce that our Knab project in Shetland has been shortlisted in the Masterplanning category for the 2019 AJ Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The masterplan represents an admirable initiative by the Shetland Islands Council to consult the local Lerwick community in the development of the vision for repurposing this publicly owned site to deliver the affordable housing that is essential to sustain the future economy of the Islands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The project will utilise a key town centre site in Lerwick, formerly the only high school on the Shetland Islands, to deliver forms of affordable housing and related mixed uses which are not currently being delivered by the public or private sectors. The buildings and public realm have been designed to stitch the site into the grain of Lerwick’s Old Town. Staggered building forms are offset around intimate streets, spaces and residential courtyards, designed in collaboration with Rankin Fraser Landscape Architecture. 7N are very proud to be part of the team on this project, and this nomination is wonderful recognition for all involved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @rankinfraserlandscapearch @architectsjournal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image by @darcstudio_troy
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