Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Glasgow's Urban Realm of Alleys

A brief article looking at Glasgow's back-courts, alleys and hidden spaces features in the current issue of 'Urban Realm' a journal specific to the architectural design industry in Scotland. The article is largely pictorial and discusses the untapped potential of the city's substantial network of lanes which obscure the architectural quality of some of Glasgow's most prominent buildings from view. With little written on the subject, this snippet is a good example of the types of local discussion found in the journal, famous for its Carbuncle Award. Urban Realm is available for browsing on level 1 of the GSA library alongside the current issues of periodicals. Back-runs of the journal under its previous title 'Prospect' can also be found at the back of the ground level.