Paisley Mill

Document Type

Student Work

Publication Date

Winter 2022


Paisley Mill, Studio 6, 3D wall section, architectural technology, detailing, rendering, adaptive re-use

Design Concept

The Old mill is located in the paisley village. After studying the existing condition,client's requirements and considering adaptive reuse of the existing building, it is proposed to convert the old mill into a hotel with a restaurant on the ground floor. Second-floor space will be used for amenities such as gym, game room and yoga room. Third floor is designed to have Hotel suits. For this Project, the Biophilic design concept has been implemented through a green roof, green wall and strategic window placements which allow access to natural sunlight and help achieve the Biophilic design. The green roof has great psychological benefits. As it has a significant positive impact on the local environment in terms of Temperature and Biodiversity and it can decrease stress/anxiety in residents while also boosting productivity significantly. Interior green walls allow an increase in Fresh Oxygen inside buildings. Certain plants (deciduous vegetation) allow for passive heating/cooling in the winter/summer. Considering the structure of the building, in the designing stage huge attention has been paid to preserving the historic nature of the building. For the silo part of the paisley mill, wood is used as a main structural element which will blend with existing old wood columns and gives a historic feel to the space. For the addition to the building, concrete is used as main structure and the Brick façade will help to maintain the historical identity of the building.


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST)

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Original Publication Citation

Pathan, N. (2022). Paisley Hill [Unpublished]. Faculty of Applied Science & Technology, Sheridan College.