Boat-building centre, Glasgow

Eye Line competition 2013 - 2nd Place

Emma Gibb MArch
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture
Boat-building centre, Glasgow


 

There’s something of the 1950s in Gibb's painstaking pen and ink technique.
There’s something of the 1950s in Gibb's painstaking pen and ink technique.

In her method of representation she felt compelled to express physically the notion of craft implicit to her brief – hence the time and labour put into her sectional perspectives

emma gibb’s large scale sectional perspectives of her architectural Master’s thesis, a boat-building centre in Glasgow, caught the eye and imagination of all the judges for their hand-drawn, crafted execution. Gibb claims that in her method of representation she felt compelled to express physically  the notion of craft implicit to her brief – hence the time and labour put into her sectional perspectives. The effort was acknowledged fully by the judges, with Sagoo calling them ‘incredible in their skill of resolution’. Initial references tip their hat to Paul Rudolf, although Dunlop’s own technique also figures – he was her tutor (so had to abstain from commenting); but this did not stop the other judges praising the work. Parker cited her experience that ‘when you’re a student, you tend to adhere to the cult of teacher’, but also understood the artistry in the work as something far beyond that of the mere copyist. ‘The thing about her work is that there’s an intrinsic confidence to it,’ she noted. ‘She has taken on board her educational influences, but is now developing her own mature style.’ 

Exterior perspective of her Glasgow boat-building centre.
Exterior perspective of her Glasgow boat-building centre.