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2nd of December 2020
Glasgow Buildings Photos in 2020
2 Dec 2020
West Nile Street building facing (East) end of West Regent Street, this is enjoyable, with good balance and decent colours:
7 August 2020
20 July 2020
St Columba of Iona RC Church, Woodside, Glasgow
Design: Gillespie Kidd & Coia Architects
Date built: 1941
Style: Italian Romanesque
12 July 2020
The centrepiece of Ruchill Hospital – an infectious diseases hospital in the Ruchill area – a 165 ft (50 m) water tower.
The church was designed by architect James Taylor Thomson (1887–1953).
Style: Gothic revival style
Status: Category B listed building
Dates built: 1929 – 1930
9 July 2020
St. Anne (Dennistoun) – Archdiocese of Glasgow, 21 Whitevale St, Glasgow G31 1QW
Category A listed building.
Architect: Jack Coia
Style: Romanesque, Byzantine
My son and I were kindly shown the interior of this intriguing church, having given some advice on various aspects of building maintenance! The church serves the Polish community in the East End.
The architect was Jack Coia, who designed the church in a mixture of Romanesque and Byzantine Revival styles. Coia would design around 30 buildings for the Catholic Church.
The church takes its cruciform shape from a series of semi-circular reinforced concrete portals converging on a central apex.
Archbishop Mario Conti described St Anne’s as the “Jewel of the Archdiocese”.
To the south, we revisited this interesting cluster of homes:
Graham Square housing designed by various architects – Page & Park Architects ; Richard Murphy Architects ; McKeown Alexander:
Daily Express building:
5 July 2020
Photos taken at 1 Kelvinside Gardens (G20 6BG) in North West Glasgow the 5th of July 2020 by Adrian Welch:
Another visit to St Charles Borromeo Church in North Kelvinside, this time with my architecture student son. The rather austere building dates from 1959/60, using a reinforced concrete skeletal frame.
The main body of the church was formed from seven concrete portals, infilled with red rustic brickwork. It is an interesting design by former Glasgow architects Gillespie Kidd & Coia, but the East gable (pictured) is a little flat, and the ‘bell’ tower with three underslung speakers is too heavy.
The church was closed but post-pandemic it will be good to revisit and enjoy the interior.
Designed by Andy MacMillan and Izzy Metstein of Gillespie Kidd & Coia for a tight, steep hillside site and built 1959-60.
The most notable internal feature is the facetted concrete roof.
The church contains excellent sculptures by Benno Schotz: bronze altar frontal, crucifix and lampholder and twelve terracotta Stations of the Cross based on parishioners and friends of Schotz.
The concrete tower acts as a spire and sits seperately to the north of the church next to the presbytery, a large red sandstone building.
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