My Design Concept is to challenge and correct the issues in relation to Alcohol Misuse in Glasgow, Scotland. This was inspired by Selected Site - The Permanently Closed Teachers Building based in Glasgow. 'A once existing whisky distillery' which demonstrated Environmental Neglect attracting Anti-Social Behaviour and Alcohol Misuse. My Objective is to bring the heritage back to St. Enoch Square, with Whisky representing Heritage and Environmental well-being providing Innovation. The Teachers Building and Exterior Lanes problematic perception will be reinvigorated by creating a cohesive design. Where the barriers are blurred between Internal and External spaces. Challenging the normal socialisation around alcohol and shaping behaviours through Specified Activities and Design Solutions.
In many ways, creating the 'new normal' for a bettered and educated city. After all, Alcohol is not the Issue. It is how Scotland as a Nation and Users Misuse and perceive the use of Alcohol.
- Blurring the Barriers between Internal and External Lane. This Lounge Integrated seating supports attentiveness with layered level approach, ensuring users balance whisky alongside complimentary foods to avoid the 'Tipping Point'. This achieved with design detailing slot-in flexible table to communal Seating.
Challenging the 'Normal' and in many ways creating the new 'Normal'.
It is proven realistic actions create realistic habits to be enforced. This Open Island Tasting Session Area is both User and staff friendly. A sense of familiarity in in place whilst pushing boundaries outside the home setting. With open shelving and fresh running water this encourages positive, engaging actions to be maintained in premises and out with.
Exterior Visualisation is greatly enhanced with design feature large crittall window. Not only does this support the importance of nurturing the most from natural lighting however improves well-being. This cohesive space allows biophilic design to be radiant and the once existing barriers between site an lane to be blurred.
- 'Setting a Place for change' Inspired by wine established country Italy, alcohol misuse consumption levels in comparison to Scotland and in particular Glasgow. The Concept of stripping things back and gathering around communal table with integrated placemat slots this ensures whisky, water rand complimentary foods are balanced. This also supports social medias false interpretation of alcohol consumptions by visually balancing food with drink.
From 2-Dimentional Idea to a 3-Dimentional Experience. Here Handmade chipboard and foam board are used to fully comprehend the impact of internal lighting on external line and surrounding biophilic shadow designs. With Shelter cut-out inspiration this allows the lane to remain the lane and not be mistaken for an extension whilst also excelling realistic weather implications.