Explorations: In Proximity is the title of the project undertaken in the third year of undergraduate study at ESALA [Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture].
The project saw a new archive for Scotland housed at the site of Tantallon castle, a striking 14th century ruined fortress which sits atop a cliff in East Lothian, Scotland.
The over-arching 'Explorations' title of the course is intended to encourage unusual, inventive ways of approaching a design brief. With this in mind I endeavored to construct a responsive machine through which my proposal could be informed. The drawing machine was able to respond to a number of inputs: colour tracking; audio; bluetooth mobile application.
Through these provocations a series of drawings were built up and used to inform conceptual and strategic decisions at Tantallon.