E & F McLachlan Architects, Old Town Housing Association, Building, Photos
E & F McLachlan Architects : Housing Edinburgh
Housing, North Holyrood Masterplan, Edinburgh, Scotland
Housing, off Holyrood Rd.
Date built: 1999
Design: E & F McLachlan, architects
Housing, North Holyrood Masterplan: image © Steffen Schefer
For the Old Town Housing Association
Restrained brick housing (amongst the colourful but largely sterile new housing schemes in this area) with clean and interesting detailing, but low budget restrictions apparent.
A mature work blending well-articulated forms, simple rhythms and solid materials; the brick, unusual for Edinburgh, takes inspiration from the adjacent buildings, one being the ‘Clock Tower’ – a derelict part of the former Brewery.
Adjacent housing for the Old Town Housing Association:
Canongate Housing by Richard Murphy Architects
photograph © Adrian Welch
Old Town: North Holyrood Masterplan
Scottish Architecture: best Scottish Buildings of the last three decades
Old Town Buildings close by:
Scottish Poetry Library
photograph © Keith Hunter
image © Adrian Welch
Palace of Holyroodhouse
picture © Adrian Welch
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