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February 28 2014

Stallan-Brand publish new ‘fringe’ website of discarded designs
Upstart architecture studio Stallan-Brand have augmented their web offer with a new ‘fringe’ website intended to act as a repository for ‘discarded’ ideas which failed to make it off the drawing board.

Encompassing a diverse array of models, sketches, collages, paintings and installation works; the site draws together an array of projects some made as a result of collaborative working and others more personal to design director Paul Stallan.

Some of the flights of fantasy contained therein include a transposition of Glasgow’s South Side with New York’s Central Park and a view of Edinburgh Castle as it might have been built by the Aztec’s.

In a statement Stallan said: “The selection of work is playful with projects ranging from junk assemblages, machetes of imaginary structures, illustrations of digital dens, broken models, photographs of sky and favourite but unrealised designs.”

Describing the web presence as offering a view into a 'visual and conceptual laboratory', Stallan adds: "nothing is precious or meant to be clever, rather the opposite, just ordinary stuff seen in a different light or unresolved ideas to be revisited ... something like that."
Glasgow as it might appear transposed on the banks of the Hudson
Glasgow as it might appear transposed on the banks of the Hudson
Lobey Dosser models the Duke of Wellington's traffic cone
Lobey Dosser models the Duke of Wellington's traffic cone

Surreal montages show familiar sights in unfamiliar circumstances
Surreal montages show familiar sights in unfamiliar circumstances
The urban jungle makes way for the real deal
The urban jungle makes way for the real deal

5 Comments

shredder
#1 Posted by shredder on 28 Feb 2014 at 14:23 PM
I think you mean maquette (a small illustrative model) not Machette (a big scary blade)?
Rem Koolbag
#2 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 28 Feb 2014 at 14:28 PM
Indeed, shredder.

Although I would still be interested in seeing Paul's collection of machetes.
The Bairn
#3 Posted by The Bairn on 28 Feb 2014 at 15:33 PM
I bet he polishes them on a regular basis!!
Rem Koolbag 2
#4 Posted by Rem Koolbag 2 on 5 Mar 2014 at 11:19 AM
A pretty poor collection of critically nonsensical imagery. Real building and research that solves existing urban challenges is far more interesting than this weak PR attempt.
Paul Stallan
#5 Posted by Paul Stallan on 5 Mar 2014 at 12:58 PM
That's rich from someone hiding behind a pseudonym called Rem Koolbag 2. It's easy being a philistine.

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