The Polyvalent tenement

The ‘Polyvalent Tenement’ is the typology that will be constructed on the myriad sites that have been identified in Glasgow. Not only does it source many of its materials and parts from the excess produced by alterations to the existing 19th century tenements but also draws heavily on the typology. However, it has been adapted and updated for 21st century communal living as well as modern bio based construction methods.

Overview isometric showing the Polyvalent tenement

The Polyvalent tenement

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Isometric plans of a block of 4 tenements, showing only some of the potential flat layouts possible
Perspective view of a typical living space
Perspective view of the a communal kitchen viewed from the close
Upper floor plans of polyvalent tenements, note fixed communality and flexible private arrangements drawn at 1.100. Blue = movable walls
Section through a typical polyvalent tenement and a typical autonomous tenement. Drawn at 1.50. Red = Existing