Architecture

Olga’s windsocks take flight

Nice little update from artist Olga Krasanova who we featured a few weeks ago explaining the inspirations behind her architectural windsocks. Here we can see Olga getting quite carried away by her now complete creations. See them fly this Saturday at the Fresh Air Festival in Dunfermline. Testing my #windsocks #pattern #workinprogress Video recorded by @shinbombz A video posted by Olga Krasanova (@olgakrasanova) on May 3, 2016 at 1:01am PDT

Olga Krasanova puts the wind up Dunfermline’s architecture

Here is a fascinating opportunity to look at a work in progress by one the most talented artists working in Dunfermline. Olga Krasanova is originally from Siberia but has become fascinated by the ample heritage and varied architecture of her new hometown and is inspired in particular by the actual wall and brick patterns of Dunfermline. The Central St Martins graduate says, ‘It might strike as an odd idea but

Artist residency to rent at Cove Park, near Helensburgh

When Cove Park’s artist residency programme is not in progress you can hire a pod or one of the cubes in the converted shipping containers. Founded in 1999 by Eileen and Peter Jacobs, Cove Park’s annual programme of residencies enables artists to undertake research and develop new projects. The Cubes were produced by the London-based company Urban Space Management from recycled shipping containers, and the ‘Pods’, wooden buildings designed were by Glasgow-based

Shelters, an exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries

A Festival of Architecture 2016 exhibition which has recently opened at Kirkcaldy Galleries, Fife, is curated by Bobby Niven of The Bothy Project. Shelters, explores themes of shelter, off-grid living and self-build construction through both Scottish and international examples – some of the international examples reference Lloyd Kahn’s Shelter Publications. The exhibition runs 5 March to 5 June. Lloyd Kahn will be in Fife on Tuesday 10 May to give

Striking architectural photography by Sebastian Weiss

You could perhaps guess that Sebastian Weiss started with a qualification in constructional engineering, progressed to design and technology with assignments for advertising and design agencies such as BBDO and Frog Design. In September 2013,  he became a photo columnist at Architectural Digest, Germany, a Conde Nast publication.

Hinterland: celebrating a Scottish modernist masterpiece

In March, Hinterland will mark the official launch of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture with a night-time event at St Peter’s Seminary In Cardross, the UK’s first modernist ruin and a masterpiece of Scottish architecture. Audiences will walk through woodland to discover the ruined concrete seminary which will be re-animated by light installations and a specially commissioned choral work by composer Rory Boyle. This unique event has created by Glasgow-based public art

Architecture Guide #5: Buckets and Spades

Forget images of seasides, sunshine and sand: I’m an architect so when we use buckets and spades it’s usually because we’ve seen a hole that needs filling. If I were a planner or an Architect (note the capital ‘A’) I might refer to ‘tears in the urban fabric requiring repair’. But that’s too pretentious even for me. What I’m alluding to is the constant process – sometimes gentle, sometimes brutal

Pends and vennels: Dunfermline Architecture Guide #4

Pends and Vennels. The words sound like a medieval rap duo, don’t they? Or an Ian Rankin novel, perhaps. But that’s probably where we would be more likely to associate those words with: Edinburgh. There the pends, closes, vennels, wynds, alleys and lanes flow down the side of the volcanic ridge that defines the Old Town like soft toffee, moulding and squeezing themselves around and past immovable obstacles, offering shortcuts

Plan to Work On Dunfermline – a fascinating Kay Mander film

Interested to know what people think of this. Plan to Work On is Kay Mander’s 1948 government-sponsored film about the planning for Dunfermline’s post-war reconstruction. It was originally intended for a specialist audience of architects and planners but is now a fascinating record of mid-20th-century town planning and, for locals, full of great shots of post war Dunfermline. It was made with help from James Shearer , the architect behind Dunfermline’s