Kinnear Road is located on the North side of Edinburgh, in the Inverleith conservation area, and enjoys a panoramic view to the south across the sports pitches of the Edinburgh Academy and Inverleith Park towards The Castle and City skyline.
Our project, for AMA Kinnear Ltd. creates 15 luxury apartments over 5 floors on the site of a detached house that originally occupied the site. The plan uses the position of the existing buildings to the east and west to create a trapezoidal footprint maximising the developable area on the site and also the extent of southerly facade. Every apartment has a large south facing terrace and a full width glazed wall facing the view of the City.
The natural fall across the site allows a lower ground floor to contain two garden level apartments and a semi underground garage for 21 cars and 32 bicycle spaces. Above this the block is accessed by two stair and lift cores each serving two flats on each level. The top floor, which is set back from the north facade as an attic storey is now formed as a single large penthouse across the full width of the building – perhaps one of the most desirable apartments in the City.
To the north, the building presents a three storey elevation to Kinnear Road, is faced in stone and is a deliberately controlled and understated response to the architectural approach which has been adopted to either side. The attic storey is set back and articulated with bay windows clad in zinc. On the side elevations, the stone gives way to a buff coloured brick which also frames the otherwise fully glazed south elevation.
|Architects||Richard Murphy, James Mason, Bill Black, James Cockburn|
|Client||AMA (New Town) Ltd|