A re-run of an open ideas competition (originally held in 2008) for a vacant end-of-terrace site, the Slow Gallery is located in Dublin within a historic yet semi-dilapidated Georgian conservation area. The resulting scheme made use of the narrow single-fronted plot by proposing a series of unusual gallery spaces for local artists and craftspeople. Inspired by the work of James Turrell, the gallery spaces would make use of both artificial and natural daylight to create a unique, yet adaptable, viewing experience. The street facade is in no way pastiche; instead it is monolithic and as a result does not compete with its historical context.
The Slow Gallery
Gasworks by James Turrell
George Metcalfe recently graduated with Distinction as Master of Architecture from the WSA. A freelance designer and multi-creative, he is interested in the intersection between architecture, urbanism and information communication technology.tous
Defining A New Urban Reality selected by Blueprint Magazine as one of the top 25 'most imaginitive and ingenious' graduate projects.
Defining A New Urban Reality published in Building Design's annual review of student shows, by Daniel Mahony.
WSA Degree Show 2010: Friday 18th June @ 6pm. The Exhibition is to be opened by Alan Francis, Chair of the Design Commission for Wales and founding partner of Gaunt Francis Architects.
Defining A New Urban Reality completes. Final presentation includes live video and interactive Augmented Reality installation.
Short film The Digital City released and published by Digital Urban from CASA.