Post Pandemic Housing
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It’s great to see Jordanhill Park in the latest Urban Realm magazine. The project is referenced in an article which discusses what housing and residential developments might look like in a post pandemic world.

“It’s interesting to look at Jordanhill Park in the context of the pandemic. The landscape setting is important to all our projects and it’s something we’re seeing residential developers become much more aware of, it’s now easier to argue for shared green space, larger balconies and walking routes.

“There are vertical layers of planting between each house so when you’re walking you get a layered feeling of green space as you approach the linear park. Tragically, it’s taken something like this (Covid Pandemic) for people to think more about wellbeing, but it’s an opportunity which should be grasped.” Ewan Anderson, 7N Architects.

Read the full Urban Realm article here.

Jordanhill Project Page

Images: ZAC + ZAC Photography

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The Holyrood Distillery project team recently presented to a group of ESALA students studying the creative reuse of existing buildings. It was a great opportunity to reflect on a successful project, and pass on knowledge to the next generation of future architects • @esala_edinburgh @holyrooddistillery
Townhouses through Trees, Jordanhill Park • Link in bio to full article on ‘Post Pandemic Housing’ • @zacandzac_photography
“By engaging directly with a major housebuilder 7N ensures that architect-designed homes can be enjoyed by a much broader demographic upping the standard of accommodation on offer.” Urban Realm • For full article see link in bio • @zacandzac_photography
“It’s interesting to look at Jordanhill Park in the context of the pandemic. The landscape setting is important to all our projects and it’s something we’re seeing residential developers become much more aware of, it’s now easier to argue for shared green space, larger balconies and walking routes.” Ewan Anderson, for Urban Realm • Read more via link in bio • @zacandzac_photography
We are delighted to have been appointed to the New Gorbals Housing Association Framework. Since the formation of the Crown Street Regeneration Project in 1990, New Gorbals has been an exemplar in place-making and has provided a case-study in how to successfully regenerate an area; its approach embodies many of our beliefs in the benefits of master-planning and the design of places for people. 7N Architects have extensive experience in social housing and we look forward to the opportunity of working with New Gorbals Housing Association and to contributing to the rich urban fabric of the area.
7N Architects are hiring for permanent and maternity cover positions at our Edinburgh studio: • recently qualified registered Architect • experienced Project Architect • experienced Project Architect (12 months maternity cover - could lead to permanent contract) We are looking for enthusiastic, proactive and talented architects who have a great eye for detail and good visualisation skills. Read more on our website (link in bio) If you would like to be part of our collaborative and talented team and work in a practice with a broad range of exciting, live projects please email your CV and portfolio (max 10Mb) to: work@7narchitects.com. Closing date is the 18th of January 2021.
Our Holyrood Distillery is up for the Regeneration/Conservation award at the Edinburgh Architectural Awards this Wednesday. To celebrate, we are re sharing our blog post telling the story of the Distillery from the opening week in August 2019 (link in bio). The project was designed to bring visitors closer to the production than in traditional distilleries. Tour groups pass under the lyne arms of the copper stills and through a series of exhibition and production rooms, before sampling the spirit in the tasting area with dramatic views onto Salisbury Crags
Our Holyrood Distillery is up for the Regeneration/Conservation award at the Edinburgh Architectural Awards this Wednesday. To celebrate, we are re sharing our blog post telling the story of the Distillery from the opening week in August 2019 (link in bio). The project was designed to bring visitors closer to the production than in traditional distilleries. Tour groups pass under the lyne arms of the copper stills and through a series of exhibition and production rooms, before sampling the spirit in the tasting area with dramatic views onto Salisbury Crags
Our Holyrood Distillery is up for the Regeneration/Conservation award at the Edinburgh Architectural Awards this Wednesday. To celebrate, we are re sharing our blog post telling the story of the Distillery from the opening week in August 2019 (link in bio). The project was designed to bring visitors closer to the production than in traditional distilleries. Tour groups pass under the lyne arms of the copper stills and through a series of exhibition and production rooms, before sampling the spirit in the tasting area with dramatic views onto Salisbury Crags
The new masterplan creates a placemaking framework where every space has a clear purpose and defined sense of ownership, creating a new neighbourhood woven into the social and physical fabric of the area. Working in close collaboration with the community, a strategy was developed with local stakeholders that would transform perceptions and rebuild a strong sense of place and community with the full phased demolition and complete redevelopment of the street. In the new homes, existing residents will enjoy density housing in a comfortable and secure environment, with private front and back gardens, tree lined streets and accessible open spaces.
The Fraser Avenue masterplan creates a placemaking framework where every space has a clear purpose and defined sense of ownership, creating a new neighbourhood woven into the social and physical fabric of the area. Working in close collaboration with the community, a strategy was developed with local stakeholders that would transform perceptions and rebuild a strong sense of place and community with the full phased demolition and complete redevelopment of the street. In the new homes, existing residents will enjoy density housing in a comfortable and secure environment, with private front and back gardens, tree lined streets and accessible open spaces.
We’re delighted that Phase 1 of 7N’s regeneration of Fraser Avenue in Inverkeithing for Kingdom Housing Association has won Affordable Housing Development of the Year (Large Social Rent) at this year’s Scottish Home Awards. Working with contractor Campion Homes and landscape architects Rankin Fraser, the project transforms a mid-20th century housing estate which was no longer fit for purpose. This award is a testament to Kingdom Housing Association and the team’s long-term commitment to delivering successful places of enduring quality. Phase 2 of the Fraser Avenue development is currently in-progress on-site.
7N Architects have submitted a planning application for a low carbon house in Pilrig in Edinburgh. Located on Spey Street Lane, just off Leith Walk, the 3 bedroom dwelling will replace a disused car garage. The building adopts fabric first principles to minimise energy consumption, constructed from a highly insulated timber structure with triple glazed windows. Heating, hot water and electrics is via a combination of low carbon technologies including solar panels, mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) and air source heat pump. Rainwater harvesting and low flow fittings minimise water consumption. A double height living space with mezzanine is positioned at the rear of the property with bedrooms arranged over two storeys adjacent to the lane at the front. A raised courtyard at first floor level brings daylight and air into the heart of the house whilst maintaining privacy for occupants and neighbours. The exterior reflects the character of the lane with a rough-hewn stone base adjoining the existing stone garden walls and a metal sliding shutter similar to those found along the lane at the entrance. The upper storey and double-pitched roof will be clad in standing seam copper.
7N Architects have submitted a planning application for a low carbon house in Pilrig in Edinburgh. Located on Spey Street Lane, just off Leith Walk, the 3 bedroom dwelling will replace a disused car garage. The building adopts fabric first principles to minimise energy consumption, constructed from a highly insulated timber structure with triple glazed windows. Heating, hot water and electrics is via a combination of low carbon technologies including solar panels, mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) and air source heat pump. Rainwater harvesting and low flow fittings minimise water consumption. A double height living space with mezzanine is positioned at the rear of the property with bedrooms arranged over two storeys adjacent to the lane at the front. A raised courtyard at first floor level brings daylight and air into the heart of the house whilst maintaining privacy for occupants and neighbours. The exterior reflects the character of the lane with a rough-hewn stone base adjoining the existing stone garden walls and a metal sliding shutter similar to those found along the lane at the entrance. The upper storey and double-pitched roof will be clad in standing seam copper.
7N Architects have submitted a planning application for a low carbon house in Pilrig in Edinburgh. Located on Spey Street Lane, just off Leith Walk, the 3 bedroom dwelling will replace a disused car garage. The building adopts fabric first principles to minimise energy consumption, constructed from a highly insulated timber structure with triple glazed windows. Heating, hot water and electrics is via a combination of low carbon technologies including solar panels, mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) and air source heat pump. Rainwater harvesting and low flow fittings minimise water consumption. A double height living space with mezzanine is positioned at the rear of the property with bedrooms arranged over two storeys adjacent to the lane at the front. A raised courtyard at first floor level brings daylight and air into the heart of the house whilst maintaining privacy for occupants and neighbours. The exterior reflects the character of the lane with a rough-hewn stone base adjoining the existing stone garden walls and a metal sliding shutter similar to those found along the lane at the entrance. The upper storey and double-pitched roof will be clad in standing seam copper.
It’s good to see construction re-starting on our Jordanhill Park project for Cala Homes West. In addition to the first two apartment buildings already completed at Southbrae Drive, this phase of construction will provide a mix of 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouse terraces and detached homes alongside the developments new Sales Suite, set to launch later this year. Each of these new homes have been developed with the client, Cala Homes West, as bespoke designs specifically created for their unique setting offering residents the chance to enjoy living in the mature parkland estate of Jordanhill. With landscape and public realm a core focus of the masterplan design, streets and spaces have been designed around people rather than vehicles, allowing both residents and members of the public alike to roam freely in their enjoyment of this new neighbourhood.
It’s good to see construction re-starting on our Jordanhill Park project for Cala Homes West. This drone shot was taken during lockdown but Phase 1 will now be completed shortly and Phase 2 is underway again. In addition to the first two apartment buildings already completed at Southbrae Drive, this phase of construction will provide a mix of 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments, townhouse terraces and detached homes alongside the developments new Sales Suite, set to launch later this year. Each of these new homes have been developed with the client, Cala Homes West, as bespoke designs specifically created for their unique setting offering residents the chance to enjoy living in the mature parkland estate of Jordanhill. With landscape and public realm a core focus of the masterplan design, streets and spaces have been designed around people rather than vehicles, allowing both residents and members of the public alike to roam freely in their enjoyment of this new neighbourhood.
We’ve recently submitted a planning application for Rowanbank Gardens, a brownfield development of 126 new homes in Corstorphine. Working with our clients Artisan Real Estate, the project will redevelop a former care home to provide much needed one, two and three bedroom homes for the city, including 25% affordable. The site, which is well connected to public transport, will encourage car-free city living, with generous secure cycle parking and car club provision. The new homes are designed for flexible, family living, making it easier to live a sustainable lifestyle. The shared courtyard garden, designed in collaboration with Rankinfraser Landscape Architecture, will be the heart of this new dense, liveable place, with inclusive spaces for play, communal growing and relaxation to support a sense of community, and promote well-being.
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