Appleton Tower - Edinburgh's answer to Californian Garages?



"Two minutes later they were heading for Buccleuch Place, a six-story Georgian block which faced the more modern (and far uglier) University edifices. One tower in particular has been voted the building most people in Edinburgh wanted to see condemned. The tower, perhaps sensing this hostility, had begun to self destruct, great chunks of cladding falling from it at irregular intervals."

Exit Music, p26, Ian Rankin, 2007

In sharp contrast to the beautifully and thoughtfully designed Informatics Forum on (binary numbered) 10 Crichton Street stands 11 Crichton Street, a.k.a. the Appleton Tower, voted one of Britain's worst buildings.

But with the Informatics Forum housing Europe's biggest and best computer science department, could the Appleton Tower be Edinburgh's answer to Californian garages and homebrew clubs?

See you at the next Tech Meetup or an Informatics Ventures workshop.

It's actually pretty nice inside!

Simon Montford pitching Snocat on 23rd April, 2008

Views: 53

Tags: appleton tower, beautiful, edinburgh, garage, homebrew, informatics forum, silicon valley, ugly

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of 38minutes to add comments!

Join 38minutes

Comment by Stuart Cosgrove on September 27, 2008 at 18:31
I like it from the outside too. Collapsing with a certain dignity. Soma good ideas have spun from its corridors too.

Members

Latest Network Activity

Mark Strickland is now a member of 38minutes
1 hour ago
Julien Manuguerra joined David Brown's group
Thumbnail

Wanted; Jobs, Skills, Resource

WANTED: skills, services, and products
yesterday
Julien Manuguerra updated their profile
yesterday
Profile IconLeslie Gilmour, Sadiah Mir, Stewart Fraser and 5 more joined 38minutes
yesterday
Robin Chambers is now a member of 38minutes
Saturday
Chris Goodwin posted a photo
Thursday
Caroline Heaney - IT Recruiter commented on Ashley Smith Hammond's group 'Digital Innovation'
"Interested in securing a 6 month contract, in Glasgow with a globally renowned company? We are looking for Project Managers, Business Analysts and Conten Analysts within the Web and Digital domain to join a large transformation…"
Sep 24
Caroline Heaney - IT Recruiter joined Ashley Smith Hammond's group
Thumbnail

Digital Innovation

This group is for those working on the bleeding edge of digital innovation. Here we want you to make new connections across discipline.  Here too you can share info about the cool new tools your are using or the ones you are building.
Sep 24

Companies, Groups and Organizations.

Contributors

38minutes is run by a small group of
volunteers, including:

 

Nicola Sinclair

Site editor

 

 

 

Gavin Robertson

Groups Co-ordinator

 

 

 

Espen Brunborg

Runs the Web group

 

 

 

Ashley Smith Hammond

Runs Digital Innovation group

 

 

 

Frank McGowan

Runs TV & Film group

 

 

 

Brian Baglow

Runs Gaming group

 

 

 

Would you like to volunteer? Get in touch!

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2014   Created by Nicola Sinclair.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service