Graham Square, Glasgow

Graham Square was the site of the old cattle market, in the east end of Glasgow. Our concept for the project was the cloak of the Matador. The form of the housing is composed of 7 fin shaped walls to the front elevation, facing the existing cattle market façade, which features a carved bull and ram head in the stonework. These curved walls funnel sunlight into the living rooms, as they terminate with south facing French windows.

In contrast the rear elevation is of simple facing brick, with expressed stair screens which are angled and cantilevered . These, together with angled details around the rainwater pipes, are ‘ripples’ as opposed to the ‘waves’ of the front elevation.