8 Marchhall Crescent is located over the top two floors of a traditional stone building in Prestonfield, Edinburgh. Access is via an internal staircase on the east elevation. An important aspect of the design brief was to provide both a visible entrance and a flexible garden room, connecting the house to the rear walled garden. The new extension provides a lobby, a pause space before ascending the stairs, a double height living space opens up towards the south facing garden, maximising solar gain and providing a much needed connection with the outdoors. *Project carried out while Principal at Dualchas Building Design.
The bright red door and aluminium canopy allows the entrance to be easily identified to visitors and passersby.
The Architectural Installation was a collaborative project between Ann Nisbet and award winning artist Patricia Cain. It was designed and constructed for the Drawing (on) Riverside Exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, in Glasgow in 2011
The installation draws on processes, techniques and construction methods employed on the River Clyde both past and present. Shipbuilding methods were used in the construction and development of the piece.
In 2015, the installation was moved to the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, where it forms part of the museum’s permanent art collection.
The project was generously sponsored by Ferguson Shipyards, Arts and Business Scotland, Paterson Timber, Elmwood Construction, Rheinzink, Varla UK and Galgael.
(C) Ann Nisbet