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GLASGOW 99: HOMES FOR THE FUTURE

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1 ARCHITECT: Ushida Findlay Partnership

DEVELOPER: The Burrell Company

With its rooftop gardens, the dramatic form of this building tumbles down from the fifth-floor penthouse to spill over into the landscaped courtyard at the rear. The slender curved tower, its shape suggestive of Glasgow's shipbuilding tradition, addresses Glasgow Green, and forms one of the landmarks of the development, as well as offering spectacular views toward the Clyde. It reflects Ushida Findlay's interest in organic shapes.

2 ARCHITECT: Ian Ritchie Architects

DEVELOPER: Thenew Housing Association

Set back from the street within its own walled garden, the block defers to the adjacent Grade A-listed school designed by Gillespie Kidd and Coia. It is conceived as a prototype for living that is designed to adapt to changing lifestyles and family needs. Twelve flats are arranged over six floors on either side of common stairs and a lift. Each flat has its own private outdoor room: a place for hanging washing or storing bikes, or for sitting out in the sunshine. A key feature of the project is the close working relationship between architect, association and local residents as well as the involvement of the artist Jane Kelly throughout the design process.

3 ARCHITECT: Wren and Rutherford

DEVELOPER: Mactaggart and Mickel

This is a two-storey house with a 'barrier-free' apartment on the ground floor and a family maisonette above. The design explores new patterns of living, and the integration of innovative technology with forward-looking approaches to energy consumption and sustainability. The white rendered walls and window patterns are a contemporary echo of the ongoing search for distinctively Scottish architecture which is rooted in tradition.

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