Architecture and Ceramics
In a suburb of Inverness, a very strange array of houses has been built. Architects from all over Scotland have designed one off [but repeatable] dwellings for families, with a strong emphasis on sustainable living. They don’t necessarily fit together, although they are grouped into rough catagories such as ‘Houses that are S shaped’ and ‘Houses that have a workshop oot the back’. There is also a catagory for ‘Houses that have flowers laser etched all over them’ but luckily that is a catagory of one. We went on an office trip this week, the five of us in one car [very sustainable we thought] very early in the morning and got back late at night. In the middle we walked around all the houses ‘on show’ and had a good old criticise of the main failings as well as a good old cheer at the many successes.
The BIG IDEAS included
On the way home we did a bit of Atrocity Tourism at the Battleground of Culloden.
Gareth Hoskins’ visitor’s centre
and some Atrocity Tourism of another kind at the Maggie’s Centre by Page & Park
It was a wonderful day out! My brain is so full of houses now… got to go for a nice relaxing sit in the sunshine. More info on individual plots at the Housing Expo TO FOLLOW!