Graven Images shelters architects

Graven Images has designed an exhibition for Scotland’s national design and architecture centre The Lighthouse in Glasgow, which will be the UK’s only contribution to the inaugural Rotterdam International Architecture Biennale.

The biennale opens next Wednesday and is dedicated to mobility. The Lighthouse’s exhibition, entitled Re-motion, examines sustainability in mobility and transport, and Graven Images has created all graphics and 3D work.

The Lighthouse invited eight young Scottish architectural practices, including Page and Park Architects and Nord, to create ‘blue sky’ projects, which range from a transport terminus for Edinburgh to new energy forms.

Graven Images has designed a skeletal plywood pod, which will be filled with the work of each architectural group (pictured right). ‘The pod looks like the rib-cage of a prehistoric monster and has a nomadic feel that works well with the mobility theme. It will also allow the exhibition to be flexible when it tours Scotland on its return,’ says Lighthouse director Stuart MacDonald.

Graven Images was invited by The Lighthouse to pitch for the work on the strength of its previous designs for the Anatomy of the House exhibition in February 2002. It won a three-way creative and credentials pitch last year. The project is led by managing director Ross Hunter.

Meanwhile, Graven Images is creating the foyer exhibition for the Scottish Parliament’s new building, which opens in September. According to Hunter the exhibition’s content has been established and the group is now starting work on detailed designs.

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