Dezeen Debate options "well-sat" mass-timber housing in Edinburgh

The newest version of our Dezeen Debate e-newsletter includes a mass-timber tenement-style housing improvement by Scottish studio Fraser/Livingstone. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Designed by the studio as a up to date addition to the historic website, the constructing is Scotland’s first developer-led, mass-timber housing improvement in Edinburgh.

Named Simon Sq., it consists of six flats and replaces an outdated builder’s yard on a website carefully bordered by Nineteenth-century stone tenements, in Edinburgh’s Southside.

Readers had a blended response. One described it as “out of character with its context” whereas one other thought “it sits effectively” and a 3rd agreed saying it is “delicate to its interval environment”.

Exterior of Větrník Kindergarten in Czech Republic by Architektura
Architektura has created the colorful Větrník Kindergarten within the Czech Republic

Different tales on this week’s e-newsletter that fired up the feedback part embody a “PoMo” nursery within the Czech Republic designed by Architektura, UK member of parliament Nick Fletcher’s “nonsense” criticism of 15-minute cities and “scary” chatbot ChatGPT’s warning to architects about the specter of AI.

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