Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Scaled and Polished


Glasgow's 1930s Dental Hospital, on Renfrew Street close to the School of Art, is rather a forgotten building, particularly as its 1970s extension on Sauchiehall Street now provides the main public entrance. The original block was built 1927-1931 by Wylie, Wright & Wylie, and its cast iron panels with their Art Deco zigzags have just been repainted from a dull grey to a much better steely blue. If you like the inter-war style it's definitely worth a detour, as the building is now looking its best for many years.