3DReid’s affordable housing designs to be exhibited by the Royal Scottish Academy

Architecture firm 3DReid’s designs for new homes on Mosspark Boulevard for the Southside Housing Association have been shortlisted for the Royal Scottish Academy’s Open Architecture Exhibition.

3D visualization of the Mosspark Boulevard project in Glasgow © 3DReid

3DReid plans submitted last year for a new affordable housing development comprising 35 homes and associated amenity space as part of a proposed redevelopment of the former United Reformed Church site.

The practice said: “It is hoped that the new use, proposed for the site, presents a valuable addition to the surrounding community. The wider social benefits, bolstered by the supply of housing, seek to contribute to the significant demands for such housing that currently exist in the region and the city of Glasgow.

“The materiality of the proposed residential block responds to the local architectural character of the area. One of the main features of traditional Glasgow apartment buildings is the differentiation between orderly front facades and more irregular rear facades. In reference to this, the proposal draws on the materiality of the local building with a facade on the street in red brick decorated with bay windows, and an interior courtyard in lighter brick.

“The white brick gives more light to the rooms overlooking the courtyard, while marking the alternation between public space and private space. The inclusion of floor-to-ceiling windows brings generous amounts of light and coziness into the apartments, while the pairing of bays also complements the urban grain of the surrounding street space.

3DReid's affordable housing designs to be exhibited by the Royal Scottish Academy

3D visualizations of the Mosspark Boulevard project in Glasgow © 3DReid

Returning for its 196th year, the annual RSA exhibition showcases a diverse range of contemporary art and architecture from Scottish Royal Academicians, as well as artists and architects, carefully selected from open submissions online.

The Open Architecture element aims to highlight some of the most interesting current architectural practices in Scotland and beyond.

“We are delighted to have our work shortlisted for the Royal Scottish Academy’s annual exhibition. This is a great opportunity to be part of the process and we hope to be able to take the next step and showcase our work alongside incredibly talented Scottish artists and architects,” said Ruta Turcinaviciute, Architectural Designer for 3DReid.

The 2022 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition takes place from 23 April to 12 June. More information can be found here.

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