Andrew McKinnon 2019

Kirkwall Traditional Craft Centre

Over the past six years, I have been able to develop an approach to architecture that I enjoy. An understanding of the ordinary, the everyday, highlights the importance of designing for place, use and form. The form should reflect the place, the place has its own inherent character and the use reflects the previous two. There is an exchange, a give and take between the coherence of materials. The way the surfaces are dull or sparkle or have their own depth. The idea that a series of individual parts form a complete piece. Designing a Craft Centre within Kirkwall aims to distil the ideas I've formed through my studies.