Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Lauriston Place - On the fringe

Here's a horrible building. Built in 1977 The Hunter Building is one side of the Edinburgh School of Art

Hunter Building - Edinburgh College of Art
 The red sandstone material is the only redeeming feature of this brutal building. It draws on the Victorian Fire Station (now a museum) next door to it (1897-1901). There the similarity ends.

Lauriston Place Fire Station
 Next building along the Novotel, also red sandstone. Built within the last decade, I'd say it had as much merit as the Art Collegel!
Novotel Lauriston Place

There are even more extreme contrasts popping up on the other side of Lauriston Place, which I will post about next.

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