Rupert Bickersteth enjoys a selection of architectural models at Glasgow’s Lighthouse, which look back at the last decade of work by the emerging Scottish architect
Here at the AJ we always enjoy a good architectural model, the AJ Small Projects awards annually providing us with miniature delights of miniature schemes. So it’s with pleasure that we head, ahem, to The Lighthouse, Glasgow, for an exhibition of designs by Graeme Nicholls: Origins, Narratives and Architecture.
Commissioned by The Lighthouse as part of its programme to showcase emerging creative talent, the small show features no fewer than seven models of speculative projects, research, and competition entries designed by Graeme Nicholls in the decade preceding the setting up of his practice last August.
Full of variety and detail, and presented with monochrome impact, it’s well worth a quick trip for inspiration and excitement. Looking back naturally leads to looking forward and Origins, Narratives and Architecture poses the question: what models (and buildings for that matter) lie as yet unmade in the next decade of Graeme Nicholls Architects’ future?
Ashtree Road facade model by Graeme Nicholls Architects
Origins, Narratives and Architecture runs until 6 May at the Review Gallery, The Lighthouse, which is housed in Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s former Glasgow Herald building