Dublin Street, Edinburgh New Town Houses, Property, Photo, Design, Homes

Dublin Street Housing : Edinburgh New Town Property

Housing, New Town Phase 2 (Colonies), by Richard Murphy Architects

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 Approx. Build Cost: £1.5m

Dublin Colonies, Edinburgh: Richard Murphy, Architects won a Saltire Commendation in 2000 with Watson Construction Ltd

Edinburgh Houses

Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy: Edinburgh New Town Property – Selection:

Dean Bank Lane : housing project
Dean Bank Lane
picture from the architect

Belford Road housing

image © Adrian Welch

Richard Murphy: some of the Edinburgh Buildings – Selection:
Fruitmarket Gallery
Royal Fine Arts Commission
Moray Place
Oloroso Restaurant
Dublin Street Lane Housing

Richard Murphy: Scottish Buildings – Selection:
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Stirling Tolbooth

Edinburgh Buildings – Selection:
Harvey Nichols

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Dublin Street Housing Building : page

Website: Visit Edinburgh