"Historically, Glaswegians went to the cinema more often than people anywhere else in the world, ‘going to the pictures’ was a normal part of every day life.
Today this passion for the movies is still evident, The CinemaClub is a space that celebrates this rich cinema heritage and the relationship that people from Glasgow have with the moving image, taking what has become the ‘event’ of going to the cinema reintegrating it back into every day life.
A real home for ‘the moving image’, The CinemaClub will screen a variety of films, television programmes and documentaries; from your favourite soap opera to Hollywood cult classics. A range of screen sizes from private two seaters to the classic auditoria allow for eclectic and varied programming all year round. With the comfort and personality of home theatres, each screen is carefully designed to enhance the viewing experience and make you forget you are sitting in a theatre.
Challenging the pragmatic nature of the multiplex cinema, the interior aims to establish a relationship with the cinematic image. By filtering views through the space and framing ‘shots’ within the structure of the interior, use of light, shadow and materiality will be used to play with perception, evoking a cinematic experience.”
“Two multi-disciplinary designers have started a business. After working nomadically for a year, they have elected to rent business premises. The lease is only for 2 years and the budget is not extravagant. If they move to larger premises after the lease is up, they might like to be able to take some elements with them.
They need to have space in which to work and collaborate. The windows are North facing.
They require generous desk space for each of the partners; space for 1 or 2 freelancers each using a laptop; a meeting room for upto 4 people, should be able to provide both sound and visual privacy; unisex disabled WC; kitchenette- kettle, microwave, fridge, toaster, sink;waiting area for 2 people.”
“Riding a bike offers women so many benefits, yet research shows that women are much less likely to cycle than men”
The majority of female city dwellers believe they are unable to join the cycling lifestyle.
There is a distinct lack of women-centric marketing and merchandising when it comes to selling the “cycling lifestyle” to women in the UK. Urban Cycle targets female city dwellers, aiming to generate a culture of cycling for transport, a simple means of getting from A to B.
“Women deserve a better choice of cycle clothing and accessories”
The bike industry is too male-orientated; many women that do not already ride a bike will get nothing out of walking into a typical bike shop. These shops have a lot of similar characteristics; they are often masculine, greasy and have un-friendly, unapproachable staff.
A retail space that has great products to sell with friendly and approachable staff, Urban Cycle sells cycling as something simple, stylish and sexy!
Small specialist shop, situated on Argyle Street in the West End of Glasgow.
Long narrow space with a ‘split personality’. One half of the shop for staff the other for customers.
The aesthetics of the shop are treated in a polarised manner, the fish monger side is sleek and shiny, with an industrial finish. Concrete, stainless steel and dark colours are reminiscent of a restaurant kitchen, with hard wearing surfaces and appliances. The customer side conveys a different kind of mood, with a more domestic feel. Light colours, pink Corian worktop and weathered timbers breed familiarity and create a pleasant consumer experience.