George Square, Glasgow

George Square, Glasgow, Scotland

This morning, I undertook a photography tour of some interesting aspects of architecture in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

This sandstone-clad infill building is located at Ingram Street. It dates from 1994 and was designed by Page & Park. Note the heavily patinated phosphor-bronze shutters.

178-180 Ingram Street, Glasgow

178-180 Ingram Street, Glasgow, Scotland

This four-storey block of flats also in Ingram Street is an infill and was given own ‘personality’ owing to inability to blend with adjacent structures. Shiny surface a function of black glazed bricks. Designed by Elder and Cannon Architects 1989.

107 Ingram Street, Glasgow

107 Ingram Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Multi-storey car park at Candleriggs and Albion Street. Designed by the Carl Fisher Sibbald Partnership 1990. Reinforced concrete clad externally in brickwork with string-courses and decorative metal panels. Has affinity with art deco style.

Car Park at Candleriggs and Albion Street

Car Park at Candleriggs and Albion Street, Glasgow

Greyfriars Court at junction of Albion Street, Blackfriars Street and Wall Street.Designed by Cooper Cromar 1998. 1930s style tower on corner  provides a book-end balance.

Greyfriars Court, Albion Street

Greyfriars Court, Albion Street, Glasgow

 Here is a neo-classical frontage in blond sandstone at Cochrane Square. Designed by CZWG 1996 and 1998.

Cochrane Square, Glasgow

Cochrane Square, Glasgow, Scotland

 Here is the Brunswick Hotel at 106-8 Brunswick Street. Designed by Elder and Cannon Architects 1996. Bridges a difficult style gap between French Renaissance and Baronial style on either sides. An elegant eight storey structure divided vertically into three separate zones.

Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick Street

Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick Street, Glasgow

The above illustrates the wide choice of dynamic architecture in vibrant Glasgow. More illustrations to follow.

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