The Fabric of Glasgow

Pattern, fabric, stitch, tie – textiles terminologies have become synonymous with the urban realm. How can we stitch two places together, and tie in our new proposal? How do we treat the existing fabric of the city? If there are patches missing in this fabric, do we discretely hem the opening closed, or should the intervening repair contrast the existing, like a bold patterned patch covering a ripped knee?

To understand how we treat the city fabric, we must first understand its complexity. Glasgow is a myriad of historic landmarks, post-industrial regeneration, and modern residential interventions torn apart by extensive transport arteries. The use classes of each area were mapped across the territories of Glasgow to better understand the rich diverse nature of the city. This method will keep the history of Glasgow close to home and maintain the sustainable thread of this project.


Key Themes: Boundaries, Community, Materiality