MSA in Dunoon 2014
The Mackintosh School of Architecture

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Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll St, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, PA23 7DE


8 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2014

Thu 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00



Jerome Wren

MSA in Dunoon 2014

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MSA in Dunoon 2014

8-31 August

Preview Friday 8 August, 6-7.30pm

The Mackintosh School of Architecture (MSA) is part of The Glasgow School of Art, affectionately known as ‘the Mac’, the spirit of the design studio work is very much rooted in the idea of ‘place’ and the exploration of the carefully crafted building. On display at the Burgh Halls will be architectural models and drawings from two theoretical studio projects executed by nearly 40 MSA students during the academic year 2013-2014. 

In the project titled ‘The DNA of Dunoon’ students devised proposals for a modest public facility for the empty site on Argyll Street adjacent to the Burgh Halls. In this short project students develop an understanding of how the historic and current socio-economic issues of a town might inform an architectural proposition as well as understanding the physical impact a new development has on a townscape.  Students visited the Dunoon several times and engaged with local residents to ask them their thoughts in order to inform their ideas. The proposals produced by the students are wide ranging and thought provoking.

The second project is a proposal for a new herbarium at Benmore Gardens arboretum. Over the course of 12 weeks students explored complex issues of context, architectural programme, aesthetics, sustainability and technology for their building designs. The architectural designs that have resulted from this project are contemporary and inspiring.

'MSA in Dunoon 2014' follows GSA in Dunoon: Part Seen, Imagined Part 4 - 26 July.