Write in the painting: Glasgow Literature Institute
by Thierry Lye
Message Salon in 18th century Paris was an important meeting ground for all social classes Parisians on discussion about social, political and cultural discourse. In the early stage of Salon history, it was described as a group of intellectual men gathered in a well furbished room with large paintings as backdrop. The gathering was hosted by a female hostess, who mostly the owner of the house. The design proposal explores abstract interpretation of Parisian Salon in contemporary context in Glasgow city centre.
Located in Nelson Mandela Place, the salon space is an intimate enclosed space, lit up by the 'hostess' (light funnel) that also functions as acoustic panels. Other spaces such as library, writers' cells and residency are designed around the 'hostess'. Clad with sandstone panels on steel structure, the façade integrates itself among heritage buildings along West George Street.
Student: Thierry Lye
University: Mackintosh School of Architecture
Professor: Mark Baines,Stacey Philips
Semester: Postgraudate Diploma Year 1
Category: cultural building
submitted on 2013.07.06
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