St. Andrew's House
Tait, Thomas S.
Saint Andrew's House
Raking view of center of north facade from circular drive off Regent Road; St. Andrew's House is the headquarters building of the Scottish Government. The requirement for the building arose as a result of a post World War I policy of limited transfer of devolved power to Scotland from London. It stands on the former site of Calton Jail. The building was designed by Thomas S. Tait of Burnet, Tait and Lorne, architects. (They worked separately on commissions.) Although Tait’s St. Andrew’s House was given a monumental treatment with giant symbolic figures (sculpted by Sir William Reid Dick) in response to its Neo-classical setting, Tait and Lorne’s designs generally followed the International idiom of long horizontal window-bands. Both had worked in the United States. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 6/30/2012)
Type of Workgovernment office building
architecture, government, Streamline Moderne, International Style (modern European architecture style), Twentieth century, Art Deco
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