While designing the interior for the building, I also plan on adding some architectural elements in the form of an extension / insertion on and into the south side of the building. To start with, I have looked into the architecture of some well known Victorian Glasshouses as they could respect the architecture of the existing building which is also Victorian.
(Kew Gardens Glasshouse)
(Dublin Botanical Gardens Glasshouse)
One main thing that I have noticed about a lot of the Victorian Glasshouses is that they all appear quite curved. Whereas, the Albion Brewery does not have curves within its architecture other than above some of the windows. I quite like how the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens Glasshouse has arched windows like the front of the Albion Brewery. There is no doubt that a glass extension like this will allow a lot of daylight into the space. Also I like the idea of having a roof garden / terrace and a glasshouse seems like a logical addition.
(Edinburgh Botanical Gardens Glasshouse)
(Glasgow Botanical Gardens Glasshouse)
I intend to produce some sketches inspired by Victorian glasshouses, adding designs inspired by them to my building. These ideas will follow in another blog post, hopefully this evening.