Architecture, Innovation And Design
Pioneers in Scotland and elsewhere
This highly visual Issue celebrates innovation by past and present pioneers across architecture and design in Scotland and elsewhere. The very best of sculpture and architecture, a translated graphic novel, interactive maps, fiction, and an interview appear alongside internationally revered art and design icons.
The modernist ruin of St Peter’s College has sat on a wooded hilltop above the village of Cardross for more than three decades. Over that time, with altars crumbling, graffiti snaking across its walls and nature reclaiming its concrete, it has gained a mythical, cult-like status among architects, preservationists and artists. A new book to be published in November by architectural historian Diane Watters – St Peter’s, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal – will trace the story of an architectural failure which morphed into a tragic modernist myth....
Lari Don, author of books including the award-winning Fabled Beasts Chronicles series and the hotly anticipated forthcoming Spellchasers trilogy, has always been a writer – she was making books before she could even write.
“My mum used to come into my bedroom every night and read me a book. After she put out the light and closed the door, I would sneak out of the bed, put the light back on, and get a piece of paper. I would fold it up until it looked like it had that f...
‘They have become design icons’
‘An analysis of 100 years of Scottish architecture throws up changes in politics, patronage and production’
“It takes one absurdity to question another”
‘They transformed from abstract steel assemblies into living equine giants’
‘A story of endless dirt roads, refugee camps, people traffickers, perilous sea crossings and constant danger’
‘Are you sure that a floor cannot also be a ceiling? Are you absolutely certain that you go up when you walk up a staircase?’
‘Like stories, buildings are gifts, and like gifts, if we wish to enjoy them, then we must pass them on’
‘An industrial relic it overlooked the men’s hut like a strange Gothic watchtower’
‘In its lifetime, the same building can meet Julius Caesar, Napoleon and Adolf Hitler. What human could claim the same?’