Just saw the image on the front of BD and am relieved by the simplicity of the form. Yeah, a big bent shed, like something crashed into the side of it.
the traditional boatyard shed seems like the ideal home for a load of disused vehicles.
Hopefully there wont be a disorientating route for visitors it would be nice to just roam about in a big shed
............try following the ridge line or the parapet line and see where it gets you, if you can be bothered.
Absolute bollocks, unless you build it in tonk ( a universal material which was a gift from the Norse Gods mostly favoured by students of architecture , that allows you to build anything and in any shape and in any colour )
you can get it in any first or second year studio in any school of architecture in the UK. Though I think it's available in all years at the AA
It stays in good condition over time, is easy to keep, cheap, a good insulator............also keeps the water out . Does'nt grow in any rainforest in Borneo either so pleases the Go Hug a Tree Society
Totally agree with the sentiments on this thread. Big fan of Zaha but the report card is defintely must do better this time. The fact that she says in BD that this unexpected win was 'very nice' speaks volumes. I mean eh? Whenever I've been involved in a competition I always think we're going to win. If not why bother?. Take it you weren't really trying then. Must be galling for Hoskins' team who have obviously bust a gut. Doesn't Charlie Gordon realise that because Zaha spends virtually her entire life 5 miles up, or in the back of that London black cab, that she's never gonna make it up to the Glasgow site? It might help if we had decent international transport links but we're not exactly a hub. Is Zaha really going to slum it on the shuttle or easy jet? Terminal 1 is such a big place to get lost in after all. Could the same have been said for Gareth Hoskins who might have had something to prove? And why was ex head of Glasgow School of Art Dougald Cameron involved? Since when was he arbiter of architectural taste in Glasgow?
Originally posted by alan d ............tonk ( a universal material which was a gift from the Norse Gods mostly favoured by students of architecture , that allows you to build anything and in any shape and in any colour )
Useful stuff this tonk, by all accounts. Lots of grown-up architects use it as well. Norman Foster has his own factory producing it:
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it has the opportunity to an excellent building, possibily best in Glasgow, quite dynamic...so much was promised for the Armadillo but failed to deliver...like most of the 'zoo of buildings' down on Clydeside....I see there is a new arena planned as well, out to design compeition...wonder whose signature this will have....could be interesting...
New OJEC out last week (October) for a National Arena at Glesga Green, sponsored by 'the Council'.......this is not the new Fosters Arena......no doubt an international competition....here we go again....!