WEST BURN LANE

This project provides fourteen unique dwellings of varying size and typology on a gap site on West Burn Lane, in the heart of St Andrews old town. The site is sub-divided into nine plots each containing a free standing building, in turn containing one, two or four dwellings and each varying from its adjacent neighbour, echoing the historical development of the old riggs of Scottish market towns which developed in linear strips from the main market street. 

 

There are seven house types within three broad typologies descending down the lane;

 

Townhouses: Three storey, four bedroom stand alone houses set in a rhythmic street pattern of narrow frontage, deep plan and wide frontage, thin plan. These provide private gardens, garages flexible living spaces and roof terraces.

 

Maisonettes: Interlocked within three storey buildings set back from a courtyard space these provide a mix of two and three bedroom units with either private gardens or terraces.

 

Apartments: This is the largest block at four storeys offering a range of apartments with vistas over the surrounding hills and country side to the south of St Andrews.

 

Doolan Award 'Best Building in Scotland' 2015

RIBA National Award 2015

RIAS Award 2015

Saltire Award 2015

RSA Gold Medal for Architecture

west burn lane housing houses maisonettes townhouses apartments courtyard shared surface street planter bin store windows brick stone zinc st andrews riggs morphology
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