Working in collaboration with architecture practice Dress for the Weather and Glasgow East Arts Company, we designed a series of screens for the new Glasgow Housing Association building on High Street in Glasgow’s City Centre.
The screens are made of Corten steel, water jet cut with a pattern inspired by maps of the local area and printed with illustrations reflecting the history of the High Street.
The monochrome and textured patterns were screen-printed in house onto the metal. The illustrations will slowly merge into the metal creating a tonal pattern. The screens protect the building facade from traffic and pedestrian access while the colour and textures complement the urban landscape.
The process was influenced by community engagement workshops working with the residents of the building.