An architecture tour with a twist
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Silent, empty, enigmatic and often full of potential. Derelict buildings deserve a second look. This architecture tour with a difference invites you to explore the strange beauty and hidden promise of seemingly forgotten buildings.
Come with Johnny Rodger, Professor of Urban Literature at Glasgow School of Art, on a trail exploring past, present and future of six very different buildings – from ornate Victorian to minimalist 1960s modernism – in Glasgow city centre.
Symbols of boom, bust and bumping along, every empty building has a story to tell. There are hints of personal dramas in crumbling walls and fading signs. Sadness, perhaps, behind blank or shuttered windows.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. New use for derelict buildings can transform streets and bring new life to neighbourhoods round them.
A Brisk Walk is a collaboration between Architecture and Design Scotland and Walking Heads and was specially made for the Festival of Architecture Scotland 2016.
Introduction to A Brisk Walk
Future tense? Johnny Rodger starts the tour with questions
520 Sauchiehall Street
Footnotes: from 520 to Lion Chambers
The changing fortunes of Sauchiehall Street
A concrete castle
Footnotes: Hatrack to Typographical House
From neo-Modernism to Brutalism via neo-Classicism
Footnotes: Clyde Street to Peacocks Tearoom
What is a building at risk?
Art Deco undone
Footnotes: from Trongate to Clay Pipe Factory
Filling the gaps
Clay Pipe Factory
A happy new beginning