Sunday, February 16, 2014


Enric Miralles has designed a truly astounding building in the Scottish Parliament at Edinburgh. It seems more like a performing arts institute(which in many ways, it is), with strange skewed forms abutting the various facets of the perimeter. 

 I think most people hate it because they see it as too whimsical, but there is a real presence to this building in the tight urban fabric. 

 It's only when seen against the Salisbury Crags, that one wishes the roofline was more coherent. 

 Its quite well made and some of the attention to detail is astonishing, considering Miralles didn't live to see it complete, which is just another of the thousand reasons to make good working drawings.

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