William Kininmonth, Architect, Building, Project, Images, Design, Info
William Kininmonth, Architect : Architecture Information
Kininmonth & Spence, Edinburgh, Scotland
William Kininmonth Architect
Sir William Hardie Kininmonth, Architect, was born in Edinburgh and educated at George Watson’s College and Edinburgh College of Art. Kininmonth was an apprentice under Sir Edwin Lutyens in London. He later worked with Sir Basil Spence from 1932 at Rowand Anderson and Paul in Edinburgh and lived at 46a Dick Place, The Grange, Edinburgh – a modern house designed by himself. William Kininmonth was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Dundee in 1975.
William Kininmonth – Edinburgh Buildings
Adam House, Chambers Street: 1954
William Kininmonth partner : Basil Spence
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Adam house is located towards the east end of Chambers Street. The frontage to Chambers Street is mock-Georgian whilst to the Cowgate it is boldly modern. Adam House was the first post-war building for Edinburgh University. Adam House is located (as suggested by title) on the site of Adam Square, which was demolished to make way for South Bridge and Chambers Street. South Bridge was designed by Robert Adam but sadly not executed by him. Adam Square was the home for the Adam family and included the Watt Institute and School of Arts which became Heriot-Watt University. Edinburgh University use Adam House for examinations, exhibitions and as an Edinburgh Festival venue.
Lismhor is located in the affluent estate of Easter Belmont Rd, Murrayfield / Ravelston. Designed by Kininmonth & Spence it was one of a series of 1930′s modern houses in this private road. This building is a strong, modern house that works well with the sloping site. The flat roofs gently overhang and the palette is mostly white render.
The Scottish Provident Building, No.6 St Andrew Square, was the home of insurers Scottish Provident but Abbey are reportedly relocating staff in 2004 to Glasgow: a new tenant for the building has yet to be announced.
William Kininmonth partner: Rowand Anderson
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