Saturday, 11 June 2011


The master plan created for the east end of Glasgow by our unit involved a green route system providing a simple way to get around the settlement using sustainable transport such as cycling. For this network to work and continue to flourish until 2050 and beyond it was felt that a social hub was needed. The original concept for the building was the ability to cycle up and over the building, integrating the routes with the structure creating a dynamic route alongside the river Clyde. The interior spaces involved retail, repair and rental compartments based on cycling as well as cafe and lounge areas. On the upper, less public floor there is a classroom with the aim of teaching the citizens of Glasgow how to use the new cycle network along with how to repair and look after their bicycle. This floor also features the cycle headquarters in charge of the upkeep and future of the green route system. Level 2 contains the pit-stop information pod and juice bar as well as the main entrance and vertical circulation down into the main spaces.

Friday, 10 June 2011

21st Century Tenement

Final Presentation sheet

Wall Presentation

Location Plan



Site Sections

Final Models
Massive Timber process

Cross Laminated Timber process

Final Model
Tenement Model

Floor plans

Side Elevation Front Elevations

Town House Floor plan Elevations

Exploded Axonemetric
Wall to Floor detail

Housing: Glasgow East End - David Stott

Wall Presentation

Location Plan


Site Sketches

Site Plan

Typical Floor Plan

Section A - A

Section B - B

Plot 5 West Elevation

South Elevation

- David Stott

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Bank Headquarters, Greg Riddell

Wall Presentation...
The design for the bank's new headquarters is an interpretation of the core values of a modern bank, Openness and Simplicity, which is key to encourage trust between the public and the corporation. The modern office space emphasises on transparancy, and dynamic social enviroment. Openness is a central theme within the building as well as externally. Transparant facades help to underline the bank's opennes towards the surrounding world while highlighting the semi public functions such as resturant and conference facilities. Simplicity is expressed through the building's easy orientation centres around a central atrium. Bridges between the two wings of the building and open spaces create visual contact and dynamic variation between the floors, creating a lively working enviroment with interaction and contact between the storeys. The floors contain open office spaces with common facilities situated within the two wings of the building. Informal meeting spaces are located throughout the building on the edge of circulation routes to encourage informal meetings and exchange of ideas. The office space is flexiable to allow for the ever changing ways of working in a business, the flexible interior makes it open to respond to the exterior of the building. The facade of the bank attempts to reflect the duality between the classic and the modern. The building combines solidity and transparancy with a select palette of materials, the fibre cement clad facade, in sandstone finish, reinterprets the classic concept of a corporate head office. Inside, two cantilevered glazed meeting rooms are suspended, these transparent boxes emphasises the openness that the corporation has within its team of staff and with the public as everyone within and out with the building can see meetings in progress. this feature also aims to develop an inspiring enviroment which enhances the sense of team spirit.



Located in the central island of the master plan, this building punches through the rigid urban layout to provide a roof acting as an open square that cantilevers over the rivers edge. Its fluid form of ramps and structure not only suggest movement but also allows access to the waters edge and intermediary levels that are steeply set below the island's busy Main Street. Inspired by traditional boat construction, timber cladding is used to merge the curves of the building's structural frame into a solid form defined as two horizontal planes that once again contradict the verticallity of the dense urban background in which the site is set. Between these planes is the main exhibition space. It is an uninterrupted 'glass box' defined only by the buildings primary structure which initially took reference from the iconic Glasgow crane that once dominated the river's edge in the bygone years of the city's booming shipbuilding industry. Below this space and drawn in from the waters edge are more private rooms that are intended to serve as dance studios which either look over the river or into a privately accessed courtyard that can also be viewed from the above street level. As such this building serves several functions from the roof that acts as an 'open' square, to the adaptable exhibition space within and the dance studios below as well as serving as a means of public access to the variety of levels the island offers. In short this building provides a relationship with the city and its natural surroundings that is as dynamic and fluid and transparent as the form of the building itself.

-Stuart Robertson-

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Special Needs School

A centre for therapeutic teaching methods coupled with work experience spaces for children and young adults with learning difficulties.