Dunfermline Arts - Handover
Artist Toby Paterson, in collaboration with Collective Architecture, has completed a series of artwork installations as part of Dunfermline Arts Strategy. The installations are located in various parts of the town and are influenced by studies of Dunfermline’s landmarks carried out by Toby Paterson. The permanent installations follow on from 2 temporary installations and a publication produced in December 2012. More information will be available on our website soon.
Artist - Toby Paterson
Architect - Collective Architecture
Project managers - Ginkgo Projects
Principal Contractor - Kelsen
Fabricators - Scott Associates
Saltire Housing Award for 716 Argyle Street
Collective Architecture working with students from the Mackintosh School of Architecture have designed a pavilion to house a new short film 'Sightlines' which had its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) on the 19th June.
The film, directed by Genevieve Bicknell, is inspired by historical aerial photography of Commonwealth countries gathered throughout the second half of the twentieth century by the Directorate of Overseas Surveys, now held in the National Collection of Aerial Photography. Set in Kenya, and combining 3D aerial images and personal cinefilm from the 1950s, with live action footage of the present day, the film explores how everyday actions can have profound political consequences.
Fabciated by Maklab the plywood pavilion is alternately clad soft in bespoke printed fabric and large scale hard graphics including a large 9m2 anaglyph (3d steroscopic image) of Kingston harbour from the air.
The Empire Cafe
Call for Volunteers
The Empire Cafe team are looking for enthusiastic and engaged volunteers to assist with the setting up and running of the Empire Cafe between 21st July and the 3rd August 2014.
- Mounting of artworks, main event space and cafe items
- Recording of the event (photography, film, reportage)
- Gallery Assistant roles (interpretation of exhibits, guiding of visitors)
- Meeting and greeting contributors taking part in the Event
- Demounting of the event and distribution of exhibits to other venues
Should you be interested in volunteering please send a brief CV with a short paragraph outlining your interest in the project, how you might like to take part and how many hours/days you can contribute.
Please email your expressions of interest to: email@example.com
After the event Jude Barber and Louise Welsh can provide you with
a bespoke letter of reference for your much appreciated involvement.
Information relating to the event can be found at www.empire-cafe.org
Full programme available at - www.empire-cafe.org twitter.com/TheEmpireCafe
Coming to a television screen near you…
We’ve had to keep this under our hats for a while, but we’re now very excited to reveal that Collective Architecture will feature in BBC2’s new series ‘Building Dream Homes’.
In an episode due to be screened next Wednesday, the program follows Project Architect Gerry Hogan as he oversees the conversion of an A-listed Mews cottage in the West End of Glasgow (pictured above prior to renovation).
Episode 8 of ‘Building Dream Homes’ will be screened at 6:30pm Wednesday 11th June on BBC2.
Scottish Design Awards
We’re delighted that 1196 Tollcross Road was awarded a commendation at the Scottish Design Awards last night in the Health category. The project, which occupies a sloping site in the East end of Glasgow, provides mainstream accommodation and a secure care home for sufferers of Alcohol Related Brain Disease.
Project Architects Ewan Imrie and Fiona Welch picked up the award at the ceremony last night.
The awards celebrate excellence in Scottish housing design and place-making and we are honoured to have two projects selected for judging.
Full details of the shortlist can be found here.