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Dundee graduate wins French micro-architecture competition

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December 17 2014

Dundee graduate wins French micro-architecture competition
Colin Baillie, a Dundee School of Architecture graduate currently working for Gareth Hoskins Architects, has secured first prize in the Loire + Loges micro-architecture competition with his design for a riverfront shelter.

Intended for use by cyclists the single-room cabin can be relocated off-season to prevent impinging upon the environment and meets the French standards for a light leisure dwelling.

The international contest drew 273 entries for contemporary refuges on two different sites by the Loire River in France, the other of which was won by David Pallusiere and Camille Trechot.

Both schemes will be built between January and May 2015.

Baillie, together with his brother Martin Baillie, have been active competition baggers since graduating, winning 2nd place ‘High Commendation’ in the Alexander Greek Thompson Scholarship (2012) and 2nd Place ‘Honourable Mention’ in the Building Trust International: HOME Competition (2012).
Baillie got on his bike to win the contest
Baillie got on his bike to win the contest
The competition has echoes of the Scenic Routes initiative
The competition has echoes of the Scenic Routes initiative

4 Comments

james
#1 Posted by james on 17 Dec 2014 at 12:37 PM
Like it. Like the shelter section. Like its sculptural quality. But, (and here is just a nit-pick) - if that is a sleeping platform, does the privacy needed for that banal human function not just spoil all the fun?
I heart Gourock
#2 Posted by I heart Gourock on 18 Dec 2014 at 09:32 AM
Well done!
Bro
#3 Posted by Bro on 18 Dec 2014 at 10:42 AM
*K.I.S.S: Keep It Simple Stupid.
*A Dundee School of Architecture mantra which evidently still rings true today.

Beautifully simple and honest.
Sven
#4 Posted by Sven on 18 Dec 2014 at 11:12 AM
Reminds me of those simple wooden houses that get with some toys. Great design. With some tweaking for the Scottish weather, then I would buy one for my garden.

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