Muirskeith Road Housing, Glasgow

Muirskeith Road Housing, Glasgow, by Collective Architecture Photos: Tom Manley, Collective Architecture

Collective Architecture was commissioned by Home Group Scotland to design 32 new houses and a children’s home on a compact brownfield site on Glasgow’s south side. MORE >
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