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Red Road Flats - Architect

Postby ng » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:35 am

I am looking for any information on the Architect, Sam Bunton, and his practice, Sam Bunton & Assciates which I believe were based in Bath Street Glasgow originally.

I know that they were famous / infamous for the Red Road flats, that they completed some housing schemes in Clydebank and some work on Glasgow Airport.

What other buildings were designed by the practice and especially does anyone have any knowledge of Sam Bunton's early work circa 1938- 1948, in particular single one-off houses?

Many Thanks.

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Re: Red Road Flats - Architect

Postby Gabion » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:33 pm

Buildings of Scotland Glasgow volume mentions Bunton's "Lighting Department" of 1937-9 at 15 Millbrae Road - very Modern Movement, apparently. No other pre-war stuff of his noted.
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Re: Red Road Flats - Architect

Postby ng » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:40 am

Thanks Gabion, i'll follow up that lead. Do you know if his practice folded or was bought out and renamed?

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looked it up and found an image of on the Mitchell Library website...I believe its called the Alphabet Yard bar nowadays
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Re: Red Road Flats - Architect

Postby jdap » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:31 pm

Have you tried the new online Dictionary of Scottish architects http://www.codexgeo.co.uk/dsa/index.php

There is information about Bunton here.

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Re: Red Road Flats - Architect

Postby ng » Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:04 pm

Thanks for the link to the Dictionary of Scottish Architects...a fascinating site....I will follow up any leads from there and see what I come across.

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Re: Red Road Flats - Architect

Postby wolfie » Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:07 pm

You should try to get yr hands on a copy of Rebuilding Scotland- it has a whole chapter about Sam Bunton and the creation of Glasgow's high flats...
http://www.birlinn.co.uk/scottishbooks/R/RebuildingScotl-189841033X.shtml

There's also some useful stuff in Glendinning's other book about Tower Blocks...
http://www.allbookstores.com/book/0300054440

And I'll bet that at least one of the (M)acolytes at Glasgow's school of architecture will have done a dissertation on Bunton.

Hope that's helpful.
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Re: Red Road Flats - Architect

Postby ng » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:38 pm

Hi Wolfie,

Thanks too for the links, i'll give those a try too. I hadn't thought of looking in the GSA for a dissertation, you're right, there probably is one.


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