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Simon Square
by Fraser/Livingstone Architects

Simon Square by Fraser/Livingstone Architects
Photo by Fredrik Frendin

Fraser/Livingstone Architects has designed Simon Square in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Simon Square is an essay in a new timber, Urban Vernacular: a traditional Scottish tenement built in a contemporary way, out of healthy, carbon-locking solid structural timber with the form embracing light, view and openness.

Located on a tight site in Edinburgh's Southside and surrounded by a diversity of 19th-century stone tenements, Simon Square contains six flats: two per floor with the upper extended up into a duplex with a rooftop terrace.

The form pulls itself up to its north boundary to create a shared entrance court to the south, protected from the street but enlivening it.

This project has been longlisted in the housing project category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Fraser/Livingstone Architects
Project: Simon Square

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