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Dublin Street Housing : Edinburgh New Town Property
Housing, New Town Phase 2 (Colonies) design by Richard Murphy Architects
post updated 2 January 2022
Dublin Street Property
Dates built: 1993 & 2000
Design: Richard Murphy Architects
Private Housing: Dublin Street Lane
Dublin Colonies – Insertion, Context: David Churchill image from Richard Murphy Architects
Attractive Housing Association work for EDI & The Burrell Company.
Dublin Street Housing is located in the Old Broughton Village, a surviving fragment of pre-New Town landscape.
Stair Entry: image from Richard Murphy Architects
The six two-storey houses and twenty-two flats broadly preserve the footprint of the partially-destroyed village. The organic plan marks an antithesis of the New Town formality and hierarchy.
Dominant elements of external staircases, expressed roof forms and informal composition of elevations reinterpret Old Town medieval housing. Materials include white rendered walls, Western-Red Cedar boarding, galvanised metal and mesh.
The housing is located off the north end of Dublin Street and can also be accessed from Barony Street.
Houses Approximate Build Cost: £1.5m
Dublin Colonies, Visit Edinburgh: Richard Murphy, Architects won a Saltire Commendation in 2000 with Watson Construction Ltd
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picture from the architect studio
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image © Adrian Welch
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