Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Toffee Factory

Today's xsite is Adrian...

xsite’s redevelopment of the Toffee Factory building in Newcastle’s Ouseburn for 1NG is now well underway. Looking a bit more like a Christmas card than a building site, the Victorian factory building has been stripped back to its red brick essentials and 2011 will see it reinvented as office and studio accommodation for the Creative Industries Sector.


Thursday, 9 December 2010

Enchanted Parks is live

Today's xsite is Robin...

Enchanted Parks 2010 is now open and continues till Sunday. Included are two pieces by xsite; 'There Was a House in the Woods...' depicts a fairy-tale crooked house in a woodland setting emitting an inviting glow but with a slightly darker twist, furniture made from books offers a place for visitors to stop and put their feet up whilst being told a story by the furniture itself! 





Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Enchanted Parks 2010

Today's xsite is Anna...

Both of our entires for Enchanted Parks are nearly complete... There are still a few tickets left if you want to go...

http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/site/whats-on/enchanted-parks-p514221#ProductList-/site/whats-on/enchanted-parks-p514221


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Movember is over

Today's xsite is Robin...

Movember is now officially over; thanks to all those who donated and enabled the xsite trio to raise £547 (and counting) for The Prostate Cancer Charity!  Any last minute donations are welcome (link http://uk.movember.com/mospace/594440/ ), and see below the final Movember photo-shoot:


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Ouseburn Open Studios

Today's xsite is Anna...

Come and have sausage stew, butternut squash tagine, tomato soup and loads of cakes... And see some interesting work from everyone in the building! It's very snowy but we're all here...




Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Spooky House

Today's xsite is Anna...

We have two installations in this year's Enchanted Parks. They will be part of a series of installations on show in Saltwell Park, Gatehead, from the 8th December. The theme this year is storytelling and fairy tales. Our other piece is a collection of furniture made from books, which tells you a story when you take a seat...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Ouseburn Open Studios 2010

Today's xsite is Anna...

The Ouseburn Open Studios has come round again. We will be opening our doors, along with other studios based in and around the Ouseburn all weekend.

We're open 10am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. There will be current xsite projects on show including The Toffee Factory, The Hub in Redcar and Bohouse in Middlesbrough as well as our two entries for this years Enchanted Parks. The xsite 'pop-up kitchen' will also be making its debut with cakes, stews and soups to keep you going...

Also in the building painter Alex Charrington will be opening his studio all weekend, view projects from Morph Creative, DGB Events and our new studio holder Jill Tate, a photographer specialising in architecture and interiors. Current Creative resident Jo Ray will be presenting her new work and we welcome Will Scrimshaw, an artist-researcher whose work focuses on sound and environmental interaction.

To find out more information and look at other venues involved visit:  http://www.ouseburnopenstudios.org/

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Bohouse

Today's xsite is Anna...

We've just received some new photos we had commissioned by Jill Tate who hot desks in our office... http://www.jilltate.com/ 

Bohouse is a development of 20 Live/Work units in Middlesbrough, which was recently completed in August 2010. The Live/Work scheme provides dedicated workspace within 1 and 2 bedroom apartments of different sizes and configurations within the building.



The scheme forms part of the Boho masterplan, an ongoing project to develop the area of Middlesbrough immediately West of Middlehaven. Bohouse is xsite's second complete scheme in the area after Boho One immediately next door.



You can see more information and photos on our website http://www.xsitearchitecture.co.uk/portfolio/boho2/index.htm

Monday, 15 November 2010

Movember

Today's xsite is Nita...

Well, we’re halfway through and the three mos are coming on nicely. Still accepting donations for the team at http://uk.movember.com/mospace/594440/ . Best is yet to come, rumour has it that the late November moustaches will be sculpted for added value. Watch this space for more moustache action!


Northern Stages

Today's xsite is Anna...

We received an art commission from Northern Stage a few weeks ago that is now complete... Northern Stage celebrated their 40th birthday this year and wanted us to create 'something special' for them to give to all involved as a thank you.


The piece became a collection of 20 postcards with various illustrations depicting the years artists and events involved. We designed and cut out all 2000 of them...our patience levels are much higher now. They were then bound with string, a tag, a match, a candle and some sandpaper and vacuum packed...



All 100 of them...

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

We are 10!

Today's xsite is Anna ...


We celebrated our birthday in the appropriate fashion with tons of food, an amazing cake, two bands, a fiddle, two bars, a massive disco ball, a customised cocktail, a basement that looked like a really bad nightclub and a drawing office that looked like a banqueting hall...

It went on till the early hours...

and everyone had a very good time...


Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with us...

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Movember

Today's xsite is Robin...

 
Mal, Tim and Robin shall be taking part in Movember, each growing a moustache during November to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity (TPCC).  The team profile is available at http://uk.movember.com/mospace/594440/ - check it out, any donations will be warmly received.

See below pictures of the team in their clean shaven state on the first of this month.  Final Movember moustache images will be uploaded at the end of the month.



Monday, 1 November 2010

10 today

Today's xsite is Anna...

xsite was born 10 years ago today. It was just Tim sat in his back bedroom at first, but a swift move to an office above the Tyneside Cinema a month later and everything began...

Monday, 11 October 2010

The New Blog

Today's xsite is Robin...

Welcome to the new xsite blog! Architecture, culture, office life, compound word of the week, baking tips or whatever takes our fancy!



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