A group of second year architecture students at RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment are giving the public a glimpse into studio life and the process of design at an exhibition in Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre.
The engaging exhibition, ‘Framework of Design’, showcases some of the students’ design proposals for a Spa in the walled garden at Elsick house on the Elsick Estate, which is currently undergoing a complete transformation from agricultural land to the new town development of Chapelton.
The exhibition includes drawings, visualisations, sketches and models as well as hands-on activities for members of the public who would like to try their hand at being an architect.
Lina Khairy, one of the students who is organising the exhibition, commented: “The aim of the exhibition is to show the public what life in studio is like. So, we're exhibiting our process work, all the concept sketches and diagrams that helped inspire us, alongside the final designs.
“The public will have the opportunity to engage in lots of different activities, so it's all very interactive, unlike typical exhibitions.
“We hope that this exhibition will elicit the public's interest in architecture, inspire and inform aspiring architects, and show everyone that architects do more than just build buildings. Lots of investigative work goes into the design process, which is very fun but also needs dedication.”
The Framework of Design exhibition will run until March 12 in the main atrium of Bon Accord Centre and will be manned by students, who will be using the space as a live studio, working on current projects from their courses.
by Rob Smith
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