The glazed black facade on your West Regent Street office project is the antithesis of your facade treatment to the new North Glasgow College and both are looking very sharp and very sleek.
Nice One Again.
Yes, it looks very cool and it would look great on ... the Broomielaw? But the 'folded striations' concept was fashionable in certain circles in the mid-nineties, built a few times overseas (Netherlands etc.) a few times in the early noughties so... if it's fashion-driven rather than a brilliant solution to a very particular problem, then make some new fashion.
Totally agree. There's a real sense of fun and experiment here, which reminds me of the wilder side of experimental electronic music. It's the quicker. more 'primitive' uses of the technology that co-operate with the imagination, whilst the laboured, polished, photo-montage stuff so prevalent now has been sucked up into the swamp of... whatever.
Your blog is great and I'm really enjoy it so don't get me wrong here just coz I post with two critical comments on these two current postings:
1. The Stirling Abstracts really do look like modishly patched-up bulky diagrams. There is simply insufficient resolution of the external form, however well the internal planning might work at this stage. It is 'modern casual looseness' taken from virtue to excuse and it won't age well.
2. Forthside captures the lines of the goods yard rail lines... you're not trying to tell us we haven't come across that concept before, are you? You're bound to know what I'm talking about so shalln't labour the point.
As I say, apart from this, some marvelous invention and insight and ideas here. One of the best architecture blogs I've come across so, respect, dude ;)