Waddell St/Ballater St, Gorbals

This project for New Gorbals Housing Association to provide affordable apartments attempts to reconcile the 19th century Glasgow grid with the north-south orientation of the adjacent 1960s towers by Robert Matthew.

The geometry of the main street is gradually distorted to recognise this north-south alignment. This displacement is exploited in each apartment by the creation of south-westerly orientated living rooms and the contribution of a new garden addressing the street. A higher element marks the junction with the main street.