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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:02 am    Post subject: Glasgow Buildings Discussion Thread  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

All comments about this section in here folks.  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The pyramid building if its in Glasgow is a church in Anderston, it could also be a church of similar design in Cumbernauld.
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Interesting to see the public toilets behind the tower.
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These two are the Art School new building opposite the Macintosh one. Same corner from different angles. You can see St Aloysius school on the far right of the top one and St Aloysius church steeple on the right of the bottom one.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Howdy Stranger, I knew I'd seen that building before  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:57 pm    Post subject: College of Building and Printing Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

60 NORTH HANOVER STREET AND 63 NORTH FREDERICK STREET, GLASGOW COLLEGE OF BUILDING AND PRINTING



One of the few more modern building to be listed.

HB No. 48414
Category: B

Date Listed: 14/02/2002

Statutory Description:
Wylie, Shanks & Underwood (see Notes), 1958-1964; with podium/millennium block by Wylie, Shanks & Partners 1969. 13-storey with rooftop plant, 24-bay, hexagonal-plan, flat-roofed, horizontally-proportioned tower block with Le Corbusier elements of pilotis, sculptural rooftop gymnasium and plant. Reinforced concrete frame on exposed aggregate pilotis, Italian Travertine marble slabs and vitrolite. Later low single storey and raised basement podium block to N with reflective glazing and deep roof panels. S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 7 massive pilotis to ground floor with huge cantilevered concrete canopy over entrance to left of centre. 13 identical floors above with banded curtain wall of black vitrolite band and deep windows moving subtly toward centre 'V' projection and surmounted by deep lighter marble band forming parapet. N ELEVATION: as S above ground but with some taller bays toward centre of 3rd, 4th and 5th floors (making 2 floors). Podium/Millenium block (see below) projecting at ground. E AND W ELEVATIONS: blank face of marble blocks in 3 vertical courses punctuated by narrow horizontal band. ROOFTOP STRUCTURES: rectangular-plan, wishbone-shaped former gymnasium to E, on E-W axis. Concrete structures to centre and W (see Notes). Grid glazing pattern of 2 square panes below large upper pane in metal windows. INTERIOR: little structural alteration with partitions retained much as original. Terrazzo staircase with timber handrail set into marble-clad baluster; 3 lifts. Some old printing machines retained. PODIUM/MILLENNIUM BLOCK: low block to N with vertically-aligned reflective glazing, deep jettied roof panels and flat roof. Entrance to E with broad scale-and-platt concrete steps.




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Glasgow City Archives DEAN OF GUILD PLANS, Ref 1958/466, 1969/1021. Williamson, Riches, Higgs BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND GLASGOW (1990), pp143-4. Ed Doak GLASGOW AT A GLANCE, No 191. McKean, Walker, Walker CENTRAL GLASGOW (1993), p22. E Harwood ENGLAND (2000), sections 9.16-20. K Frampton MODERN ARCHITECTURE (1994), pp178-85. Hasan-Uddin Khan INTERNATIONAL STYLE (2001), pp146-7. Information courtesy of Glasgow City Council, and College Buildings Manager.




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This building is of outstanding importance owing to the high calibre of design and construction as well as retention of original features including the chequer-board glazing pattern and rooftop terrace with principal sculptural objects intact. Significantly sited at the hub of urban Glasgow, the distinctive vocabulary of Le Corbusier's modular system for urban living is skilfully translated into a technologically advanced educational establishment. The significance of this building and the nearby Central College of Commerce can be justifiably considered alongside a limited international cast including Gio Ponti's Pirelli Tower, Milan (1956-60) and the LCC's Alton Estate, London (1952-60), the latter described as "one of the great statements of modern architecture in London" by Elain Harwood (sections 9.18). Built for Glasgow Corporation as Stow College of Building and Printing, completed 11th September, 1964. Dean of Guild approval was granted on 15th August, 1958 with the first drawings submitted in 1957. Design similarities with Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation, Marseille of 1947-53, make it likely that Peter Williams, architect of the similar Central College of Commerce (listed separately) was involved but the majority of drawings are initialled by his colleagues 'CJW' and 'RHMcE'. Originally conceived as an 8-storey block with the College of Printing subsequently placed above (although clearly early in the planning stage), the building was originally run as two separate colleges. Drawings for the Podium/Millennium block, containing assembly hall, canteen, assorted studios, theatre and another gymnasium are initialled 'AB'. Overt nautical references can be translated as a double funnel, prow (former gymnasium), funnel and viewing platform on the rooftop, with the curtain walls as sails. Latterly, the gymnasium has been converted to a TV studio. Due to deterioration of the opening mechanisms, some windows have been welded shut (for safety reasons) while others have been replaced with galvanised steel (re-using the frames where possible) and retaining the distinctive original glazing pattern. The 4th floor height changes have been incorporated to allow extra light into studios and could conceivably reflect yet another feature of the Unité d'Habitation's commercial deck. The perforated ceiling tile heating system employed in the Central College of Commerce was also used in the College of Building and Printing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The B and P is one of my fav buildings in Glasgow
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I'm racking my brain trying to figure where this building is/was.... anyone know?

*edit*  Help if I pasted the pic... duh



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This is Ibroxholm, Edmiston Drive to the left



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Stuball wrote:
This is Ibroxholm, Edmiston Drive to the left



Well spotted sir.    Note the decorative cornice on the tenement (extreme
left, above) - now gone. Removed when? And why?  

*edit* - looks like the entire corner tenement has gone?




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