Today, I embarked on a trip into Glasgow to photograph a selection of the city’s noteworthy architecture, a task aided by fine and dry weather.
Above is Tay House, 300 Bath Street which was designed by Holford Associates in 1991.The building occupies a site which was formerly a car park. Cladding in salmon-pink mounted on a brick wall plinth with grey metal pillars.
Below is the iconic, Art-Deco era Beresford Building dating from 1938. Originally a hotel but now a mix of privately owned and serviced apartments.
Now we jump back to 1868 and the Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson designed Grecian Buildings in Sauchiehall Street. Designed as a commercial warehouse which, like most of Thomson’s work, was inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece.
This is Dalian House at 150 St Vincent St. Designed by Jenkins and Marr 1990. This structure was designed for 70 pct commercial and 30pct residential. Vertical buff coloured brick pilasters were used along the elevations with continuous long bronze-tinted double glazing between them.
Here is an unusual structure, the Spectrum Building in Blytheswood Street. Designed by sm+ad architects 1999-2000. Some wags have labelled it ‘ Turkey in Bacofoil’.
Clearly, Glasgow has a wide range of interesting architecture to discover and admire.