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sketching of north berwick

These are just a few sketches I did of High Street in North Berwick, Scotland.  For more information about this cute east coast seaside town, follow this link

North East view of High Street
North East view of High Street again
North West view of High Street
Southeast view from Thistle on High Street
Southwest view on High Street from Thistle

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brick workshop – strathclyde

image courtesy of http://www.undiscoveredscotland.eu

The first project we are working on in our architecture studio is designing a facade of a structure in the town of North Berwick, Scotland.  This small seaside town sits on the east coast approximately 30 minutes from Edinburgh and we are to design this facade using only brick as our main material.  To understand how brick works, the class took a trip to a local brick manufacturer and were able to build our different ideas, ask the experts and just have a good time.  Here are some shots.

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university of strathclyde – studio time

For the spring semester of third year, I am studying architecture at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.  The first project this semester consists of learning how to build with brick with the final outcome of designing a townhouse structure for an artist of our choosing.  The class visited a town called North Berwick, located on the east coast of Scotland (about 30 minutes from Edinburch).  We were given a site to choose from to focus on our construction and were required to survey the surrounding areas and do self study research and design development that includes notes, sketches and photographs.  Eventually, we will each be building a model of our facade design, as well as having presentation boards that will be displayed at a local art venue for the public to view.

One of our first days of studio this semester, we were asked to play with blocks and sugar cubes. This was for us to get out creative juices going and to see how things hold up, or not for that matter.  Here are some pictures from this studio.  It was fun!

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