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Posted on 01/16/2010


Photo taken on January 16, 2010



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Mortonhall - main chapel roofline detail

Mortonhall - main chapel roofline detail
Mortonhall Crematorium, Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh, by architect Basil Spence of Spence, Glover & Ferguson, 1964-7.

All of Spence's buildings at Mortonhall use white concrete blocks (calcined flint aggregate) in three sizes with different depths and a distinctive bonding pattern.
Narrow top-to-bottom strips of stained glass allow coloured natural light to be splashed around the plain interior of the main chapel. The tetrahedron on top allows natural light to fall down on the main focal area of the interior.

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