BLOCK Architecture Festival - The HG submission

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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:09 pm

jim wrote:What else do you need to know?


Position/technique for starters :wink:
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Postby turbozutek » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:14 pm

Was any FAIRIES involved ?

Any animals harmed ?

See her / him / it again ?

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Postby jim » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:24 pm

I remember strolling through Pollok Park one evening and seeing what I took to be a white polythene bag waving around in the (long) grass. Of course it was really a moon pale Glaswegian arse humping up and down.

Could we do a round up of Hidden Glaswegian alfresco shagging please. (Its a personal thing.)
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Postby Sharon » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:28 pm

Hahahhaa...I think thats a new thread Jim. Feel free to start it though!

Would make for a fun map?
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Postby Fossil » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:33 pm

jim wrote:I remember strolling through Pollok Park one evening and seeing what I took to be a white polythene bag waving around in the (long) grass. Of course it was really a moon pale Glaswegian arse humping up and down.

Could we do a round up of Hidden Glaswegian alfresco shagging please. (Its a personal thing.)


I think it's called dogging Jim ::):

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Postby Sharon » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:45 pm

Back on-topic. If anyone else wants to write a more persoanl piece for the pamphlet please do!

You've seen Jims contribution........ be inspired!
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Postby nodrog » Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:34 pm

Article about BLOCK in todays Evening Times:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5029875.html

Festival plan for hospital site


THE site of the old Royal Maternity Hospital at Rottenrow will be transformed into an open-air cinema as part of a week-long festival to celebrate Glasgow's architecture.

The natural amphi-theatre space, now part of Strathclyde University, will display footage of the old hospital followed by a feature film as a key part in the Block festival - a range of events being held in city from September 18-25.

Block is being run by the Lighthouse - Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City - and aims to encourage people to become more involved with the city they live in.

It will coincide with the popular Doors Open Day weekend on September 18 and 19, when visitors will be encouraged to explore the city's hidden architectural gems which are normally closed to the public.

As well as the cinema event at Rottenrow, a wide variety of exhibitions, tours and activities - most of them free - will be held at venues across the city.

Councillor Alex Mosson, of Glasgow City Council, which is supporting the

festival, said: "Glasgow is rightly proud of its architectural heritage.

"Block will build on the success of Glasgow 1999 in encouraging Glaswegians to enjoy the architecture of this great city."

The festival will culminate in two major conferences being held in Glasgow - an international summit on regeneration and the annual meeting of the UK Architecture Centre Network.
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:21 pm

It's not a "natural amphitheatre", it's a hole in the ground!
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Aug 24, 2004 2:27 pm

Pgcc93 wrote: ... we're all ears ::):


Speaking anatomically, you be best to have another orifice or two available.
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Postby james73 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:44 pm

nodrog wrote:Councillor Alex Mosson, of Glasgow City Council, which is supporting the festival, said: "Glasgow is rightly proud of its architectural heritage.

"Block will build on the success of Glasgow 1999 in encouraging Glaswegians to enjoy the architecture of this great city."


Too right, Mosson. Afore the likes of you and your cronies raze what's
left it of to the ground... :evil:





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Postby jim » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:38 pm

HERON HOUSE

Heron house (now, risibly, renamed ‘The Pinnacle’) was/is a New Brutalist behemoth sitting astride the Glasgow skyline like a giant discoloured monolith. Or alternatively, a grave marker for the kind of visionary utopian thinking now so resolutely unfashionable. Originally the Citizens Theatre was to be housed there, as well as bars and restaurants and an outdoor performance space (complete with mime artists no doubt). Characteristically, where architects are concerned, these worthy ideas were rapidly watered down and what we got was a massive unwieldy (yet peculiarly beautiful) building that quietly died where it stood. It lay empty for years an embarrassment to all concerned, until one day, along came your friendly neighbourhood redeveloper to give it a shiny new facelift and a ludicrous new name. Personally I think it should have been left to rot, perhaps with the addition of some jungle creepers and a forlorn light left on in the topmost suite to bemuse passersby.

Still jiggling about with it (eh?).
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Postby DMcNay » Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:18 pm

Here's those photos I mentioned before.

British Linen Bank, Queen Street, as it was originally:

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And with the addition of two upper floors:

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Havnae got a photo of the new building yet. I don't want to soil my camera photographing such an ugly building.
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Postby Fossil » Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:44 pm

I have one building selected.( a bit more resaerch etc) …will pm you tomorrow

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Postby Kirsty » Wed Sep 08, 2004 5:37 pm

Ohh I am bummed I missed this!! I got loads of info about the Lock Hospital previously mentioned. It was originally for "dangerous women"

Loads of Glasgow folk deny it existed as they had viewing Galleries for the nice folk to watch the feamle syphilis sufferers.


Pics would be good of the building, not the women if anyone has them.

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Postby Ronnie » Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:31 pm

Hi Kirsty. Yes, a very interesting topic. The mercury vapour baths must have been somewhat ... aah ... bracing!

Anna Forrest has written about the Lock Hospital. I've heard her talk about it, and her presentation included a photograph of the front of the building in Rottenrow. It was designed to look like a tenement, to disguide its true function. I'm not so sure visitors were encouraged.
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