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‘Art Deco style' Dundee flats secure approval

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February 20 2015

‘Art Deco style' Dundee flats secure approval
A block of 12 flats planned for the site of a demolished Dundee cinema have been approved by the city council, enabling Ramsay’s Properties to proceed with the Hiddleston & Feist designed scheme.

Set back from the street by 1.3m with entrances and car parking to the rear the project is intended to clearly delineate public and private spaces.

In a supporting statement the architects said: “The building has been designed to respect the Art-Deco style of the disused and dilapidated cinema which was a prominent feature of Lochee’s townscape.”

Finished in a mix of white terracotta stucco and glazed brickwork the property replaces the B-listed Rialto Cinema on Lochee Road, a conservation area, recently demolished following a 2007 fire.
The build turns the corner from Lochee Road to Gray's Lane
The build turns the corner from Lochee Road to Gray's Lane
Vivid red features will contrast with white brickwork
Vivid red features will contrast with white brickwork

17 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 20 Feb 2015 at 12:27 PM
Speechless.

Art deco?

Brilliant renders though.
bear post please
#2 Posted by bear post please on 20 Feb 2015 at 12:29 PM
these images are shocking!!

“The building has been designed to respect the art-deco style of the disused and dilapidated cinema which was a prominent feature of Lochee’s townscape.”

This design insults the Art Deco Style.
Malcolm Cullen
#3 Posted by Malcolm Cullen on 20 Feb 2015 at 12:51 PM
What a belter! I hope the people of Dundee appreciate this beautiful creation. They are blessed to receive it.
Fooled me
#4 Posted by Fooled me on 20 Feb 2015 at 12:52 PM
Those sketches almost had me fooled. I really had to look closely to realise they've used a SketchUp filter.

Talented folk right there!
David Williams
#5 Posted by David Williams on 20 Feb 2015 at 13:13 PM
Jesus Christ.
Ivan Itch
#6 Posted by Ivan Itch on 20 Feb 2015 at 13:20 PM
Initially i thought it was a scene out of one of the computer games that Dundee is famous for, but they've never have anything so poorly rendered. Dundee is on the up but when B Listed is replaced with this it seems to have shuddered to a stop somewhat! H&F...sounds a bit posh for a place working out their mums spare room....
Run and Hide
#7 Posted by Run and Hide on 20 Feb 2015 at 14:56 PM
Image two: Giant man or tiny car? Discuss.
The Great Gatsby
#8 Posted by The Great Gatsby on 20 Feb 2015 at 15:10 PM
hahahahaha
themadattic
#9 Posted by themadattic on 20 Feb 2015 at 15:48 PM
In the words of Oor Wullie, "Jings, Crivvens, Help ma Boab!"
Anna-Mary Jenkins
#10 Posted by Anna-Mary Jenkins on 20 Feb 2015 at 16:18 PM
Er, this replaces a listed BRICK building in a conservation area which happened to have a few red tiles. What have these clowns produced. It does look quick ridiculous, what a wee shame for Lochee.
monkey9000
#11 Posted by monkey9000 on 20 Feb 2015 at 21:06 PM
The time spent downloading pointless models from the 3D warehouse should have been spent designing the blooming thing. I mean... why oh why put so much effort into a sketch up model when there's nothing worth visualising.
Sven
#12 Posted by Sven on 21 Feb 2015 at 20:44 PM
“The building has been designed to respect the Art-Deco style of the disused and dilapidated cinema which was a prominent feature of Lochee’s townscape.”

Looks more like dolled up regenerated council housing circa 1993. I wonder why the developer has gone for lots of flats where a brick cinema burned down? Scotland has very odd brick and stone which combusts so readily, esp during long and costly rebuilding.
Hingwy
#13 Posted by Hingwy on 22 Feb 2015 at 13:01 PM
I don't think that guy is going to fit in his Audi A8. Another great project for H&F's website.
D to the R
#14 Posted by D to the R on 23 Feb 2015 at 13:08 PM
They don't have a website ... I wonder why?
john murry
#15 Posted by john murry on 23 Feb 2015 at 13:36 PM
go back to making music Feist
CDH
#16 Posted by CDH on 23 Feb 2015 at 13:37 PM
Image 2: Is that a hooker on the corner?...
demagod
#17 Posted by demagod on 24 Feb 2015 at 12:10 PM
I don't know why you are complaining, this is amazing, I admit when I saw the words 'Art Deco Style' I did stop and shudder for a brief moment, but when I saw how good this actually looks, whoa! I'm glad they burnt down the old cinema for this, it makes sense obviously.

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