Kirkstane House, 139-143 St Vincent Street

Kirkstane House, 139-143 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

 

This evening, I am posting information and images on selected examples of architecture in central Glasgow, mainly St. Vincent Street.
 
Image above shows  Kirkstane House at  139-143 St Vincent Street . Dates from 1991 by Leach Rhodes Walker. One building but with two facades being a hybrid of Mackintosh and Chicago styles.
 
Image below shows the Beacon which dates from 1998 by Reiach and Hall Architects. This is a low-energy, low-maintenance  building incorporates a displacement ventilation system which provides fresh warmed or cool air. The Wellington Street side comprises a block of red sandstone with metal feature windows while the St Vincent St elevation provides a variation  on the Chicago style.
 
The Beacon, St Vincent and Wellington Streets
The Beacon, St Vincent and Wellington Streets, Glasgow
 
Below is 48 St Vincent Street which dates from 1963, refurbished 1997 by Glass Murray Architects. Features include:
  • New vertical stack supported on steel structure and clad in brick.
  • New entrance with full-height structural grid in steel.
  • Lead and steel canopy over the extended 6th floor accommodation.
48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

48 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland

 
Here is the Carlton George Hotel which dates from 1999, by Bradford Robertson. Relative youth is because the building filled a gap created by a fire. New structure is steel framed and clad in Castle Buff sandstone and De Lank polished red granite on the lower floors.
 
Carlton George Hotel, 44 West George Street

Carlton George Hotel, 44 West George Street, Glasgow

 
Image below shows 131 St Vincent Street which was redeveloped 1995 under Keppie Architects. Here there are two separate facades in the Chicago style, one from the 1930s, which share certain features such as the double -height plinth and heavy cornicing.
 
131 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

131 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland

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