10 Regent Terrace Mews, Edinburgh

Eight years after the commission for the conversion of Royal Terrace Mews the same client returned with an almost identical project on the opposite side of the street. Although this time not derelict, the existing building was in a poor state of repair, so virtual complete demolition could again be contemplated.

The street façade plays similar games of layering, although the initial proposal of a screen of glass blocks was modified after the Planning Department's insistence on a substantial panel of stone at first floor level. Views out through horizontal slot windows are controlled and limited to the street and up to the sky to avoid privacy infringements with houses across the lane.

Richard Murphy moved into Royal Terrace Mews in 1996 and the experience has led to variations on the inside at Regent Terrace Mews. This time the kitchen / dining area is placed above the bedroom and the ridge-light has been substituted with a south-facing rooflight complete with pivoting timber shutter for night-time use. The multi-level section remains along with many unexpected connections between the spaces.

Regent Terrace Mews was completed in September 2003 and has subsequently purchased by Richard Murphy. Almost ten years later Richard started construction on a new home on Hart Street and moved in December 2014. 

Other Details

Architects Richard Murphy, Matt Bremner, David Stronge, Gareth Jones, Stephen Mulhall
Engineers SKM Anthony Hunts
Quantity Surveyor McLeod & Aitken
Contractor Inscape Joinery
Client Dunton Property Trust

Awards

2005 EAA Best Small Project Award
2006 Saltire Award Commendation

Press

December 2007 Leadinglight Selfbuild And Design
5 July 2006 My Home - Richard Murphy The Independant Property
11 February 2006 At Home With Richard Murphy Sunday Herald
5 May 2005 Home Work Architects' Journal
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