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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 Street Edinburgh
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.

Dublin Street
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.

Dublin Street House
Dublin St house layering: image © Adrian Welch

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

Edinburgh Houses

Richard Murphy

Edinburgh Properties

Major Richard Murphy Architects Edinburgh New Town Property – Selection:

Dean Bank Lane : housing project
Dean Bank Lane homes design by Richard Murphy Architects
picture from the architect studio
This project for Kilmartin Homes Ltd occupies the site of a former engineering office which itself grew to occupy a number of buildings alongside the Water of Leith.

Belford Road housing
Belford Road housing
image © Adrian Welch

Richard Murphy: some of the Edinburgh Buildings – Selection:

Fruitmarket Gallery, Old Town

Royal Fine Arts Commission – Old Town RFAC, Old Town

Moray Place, New Town

Oloroso Restaurant, New Town

Dublin Street Lane Housing, New Town

Richard Murphy: Scottish Buildings – Selection:

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

Stirling Tolbooth, Stirling

Scottish Capital Properties

Significant Edinburgh Property – Selection:

New Town Harvey Nichols


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