In 2016 The Alexander Thomson Society launched an international ideas competition open to architects and students of architecture to celebrate the work of Alexander Thomson, one of Glasgow’s greatest nineteenth-century architects. It was launched to coincide with the 2016 Festival of Architecture and culminated in 2017 with an exhibition of the entries to mark the bicentenary of the architect’s birth.
The objective of the competition was to invite designs for a contemporary interpretation of Thomson’s ‘Double Villa’, otherwise known as the Maria Villa; an extraordinary building wherein two houses are identified as one. Designed and built between 1856 and 1857 in the then outlying district of Langside in the south of Glasgow, this modest building is one of the architect’s most intriguing and significant designs.
A proposal for Alexander Thomson Double Villa Competition was submitted in 2016.
In this competition project, it was aimed to create the modern synthesis of Alexander Double villa based on the modern needs such as both home and office space. The main idea of the design concept is enabling the use of houses in a flexible way, which creating house modules from two to single big ones.
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