March 2020

Edinburgh Pavilion, UK

Edinburgh Pavilion is the full internal refurbishment and large contemporary extension of a Grade B listed Victorian villa in a Conservation Area in central Edinburgh. Planning Consent was obtained in February 2018 and the project was completed in September 2019.

The existing property consists of a series of grand rooms with significant decorative features, arranged in a formal manner reflective of the time in which it was built.

The proposed addition is a deliberate contrast to this and aims to create a flexible and light-filled space more in line with modern living. This is achieved through a primarily glazed rectangular volume that is open plan with minimal structural intervention. The large sliding glazed wall panels allow the space to open up to the garden beyond.
 

The stone walls are made from solid Corsehill, a warm red and fine grained sandstone that has been used in some of Edinburgh’s most recognisable buildings such as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Different textures of this stone are used for different elevations, with a smooth rubbed finish to the front, and a rough gritblased texture to the side and rear.

In modernising this listed Victorian property, its future is guarded for generations to come.

 

Architecture: Archer & Braun

Photography: David Barbour