Art Deco Glasgow

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Art Deco Glasgow

Postby johnnyanglia » Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:38 pm

I have always loved Art Deco. Here are three photos i took of a shop which was in the process of being refitted as an Indian takeaway. The shop is located in Govanhill on the corner of Govanhill St and Cathcart Rd.ImageImageImage
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Postby DVF » Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:32 pm

I love Art Deco too. I thought we had a thread about it somewhere on here but I can't find it.
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Postby Ally Doll » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:05 pm

Definately a subject worth pursuing. Will take photies when I get myself another camera...
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Postby johnnyanglia » Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:52 pm

I look forward to seeing more Art Deco Glasgow photos.
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Postby johnnyanglia » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:52 am

Would anyone be intersted in pursueing a project based on Glasgow architecture 1900-60 ?.
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Postby Sharon » Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:15 pm

Theres a nod towards Art Deco in this thread - i actuyally thought more oics had been posted... need to work on that one!

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/vie ... t=art+deco
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Postby Socceroo » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:08 pm

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Crathie Court

One of my favourite "hidden" buildings in Glasgow not far
from Crow Road. The Black and White Photo pinched
from RCAHMS does not really do it justice.

I have got some fairly recent colour pics of it i took.
I'll post them later if i can find them.

The building was designed after the war and was completed
in 1952. Designed by Dr Ronald Bradbury, Director of Housing
for Glasgow Corporation as an experiment in high-rise housing
following a directive from the Scottish Office in 1945.

Crathie Court was originally designed as part of Glasgow
Corporation Housing Committee's programme of hostels for single
women and consists of 88No. flats.

It definitely has Art Deco / inter war leanings albeit was designed
and built post war.

If you are interested in buildings of this type of design it is certainly
worth a visit.
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Postby Jazza » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:18 pm

My Gran lived in Crathie Court for many years (late 70's onward for 20 odd years after her husband passed away) and I used to live in the tenements opposite.

Was it not designed with some sort of nautical theme in mind?

Was there not another thread about it on here?

Hmmmm

This is Crathie Court built in 1952, but its art deco features show pre-war design influence in the projecting balconies and lines of porthole windows. Set in well maintained grounds, the building was designed as 88 flats for single people at a time when almost all housing was for the standard nuclear family. In recognition of its importance the building gained a Saltire Award.


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Postby Socceroo » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:52 pm

I think it was mentioned in one of the Where is it? threads
and i think it appeared on one of the threads about tunnels.

I remember seeing a nice aerial shot of it somewhere.

EDIT - A wee bit of rummaging and five minutes later....

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Pgcc posted a link to it in the Glasgow Story website previously on the thread about Thornwood Park - i think.
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Postby Simba » Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:55 pm

What railway lines are those?
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Postby james73 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:19 pm

Simba wrote:What railway lines are those?

It the junction at Partick West station - the station was on two sides of the
triangular junction, and can just be made out at the bottom and right hand
side of the picture.

All lines are now gone, and the site destroyed by the Clydeside Expressway.

Partick West Station, 1967
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Partick West Station, 2005
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Postby My Kitten » Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:46 pm

Socceroo wrote:Image


Certainly has a bit of the Trellick about it too.
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Postby Vladimir » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:13 am

Trellick was no inventor. Someone once wrote of a photo of the flats at Sighthill that they were "trying to be like Trellick" due to the 'vent' type things that cuts each block into 3. Sighthill and that building were built long before the Trellick towers.
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Postby red_kola » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:47 am

Vladimir wrote:Trellick was no inventor.
So who is this Trellick bloke :?: :wink:

Whilst I believe that the flats at Anniesland cross were the inspiration for Goldfinger's Trellick Tower, to say Crathie Court was influenced by the Trellick is a bit like saying the White Album has a bit of Definitely Maybe about it...

I generally hate modernism, but Crathie Court just about pulls it off. To blame later monstrosities upon is rather unfair to it the and various other bold 30/40s experimental designs, many more of which are still standing than their 60s counterparts.
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Postby My Kitten » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:09 am

red_kola wrote:
Vladimir wrote:Trellick was no inventor.
So who is this Trellick bloke :?: :wink:

Whilst I believe that the flats at Anniesland cross were the inspiration for Goldfinger's Trellick Tower, to say Crathie Court was influenced by the Trellick is a bit like saying the White Album has a bit of Definitely Maybe about it...


Umm who said Crathie Court was influenced by Trellick???

I just said it had a bit of Trellick about it. I was merely highlighting what a perceived was a similarily.
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