Tay House, Bath St

Tay House, Bath St, Glasgow, Scotland

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.
Beresford Building, Sauchiehall Street

Beresford Building, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

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.
Grecian Buildings, Sauchiehall Street

Grecian Buildings, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

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.
Dalian House, 350 St Vincent St

Dalian House, 350 St Vincent St, Glasgow

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’.
Spectrum Building, Blytheswood Street

Spectrum Building, Blytheswood Street, Glasgow

Clearly, Glasgow has a wide range of interesting architecture to discover and admire.
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