Tuesday 26 July 2011

Toffee Factory Site Visit

Today's xsite is Mal...

Foundry Lane Studios descended, en masse, on the Toffee Factory site on Friday lunchtime as a prelude to our summer BBQ.  The scaffolding is largely down on Glasshouse Bridge revealing the new brickwork elevations in all their corbelled glory.  The Sedum roof is planted (though it’s not too green as yet, the recent weather should give it a good kick-start...) and both stairs and first floor link bridge are in.  A sample of the embossed aluminium cladding for the stair tower has arrived and it looks fantastic!

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Colin Booth - Institute of Play

Today's xsite is Anna...

'Institute of Play' an installation by Colin Booth is currently showing at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, until the 2nd October 2011. Three different pieces are on show 'Institute of Play', 'Colony' and 'Streamline'. Beautifully crafted building blocks of different timbers form three different elements within the main exhibition room. Building blocks have historically had an important part in shaping the role of creative play. The act of building has inspired many sculptors, designers and architects. Architecture, particulary modernist architecture, is an important element in Colin Booth's work.

In partnership with us at xsite architecture, and Virtual NewcastleGateshead, a space has been created in a room next to the exhibition, where visitors can design their own moderist buildings using the computers provided. There is an exhibition of modernist buildings of Newcastle put together by xsite. There is also a huge floor mat of wooden building blocks to get to work with and a display of some beautiful Architectural Construction Toys. It is very much worth a visit...

Tim Bailey of xsite will be doing a public walkthough of the exhibition on Wednesday 20th July from 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Thursday 7 July 2011

Sea view

Today's xsite is Anna...

We have just received new photographs by Jill Tate Photography of a private house project that was complete in Autumn last year. The house belongs to a private client, who wanted to utilise their views of the sea and create an open and contemporary family home.