University of Strathclyde students complete live-build ‘shelters’


Strathclyde University students create wonderful shelters using local materials.

110 students from Strathclyde University arrived on the 4th of November for a two day visit of Wiston Lodge with the task of creating 12 shelters within the 52 acre estate. The year one students had been tasked with designing an idea, which initially consisted of 100 designs. After debating which were more appropriate that number was soon reduced to the final 12.

Year 1 director Derek Hill commented: “Our relationship with Wiston Lodge continues to grow and the department of architecture project office is now developing proposals for Site Labs and teaching pods within the grounds which will see Year 4 and Year 5 students delivering design development, fabrication and construction over the course of 2014.”

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The relationship that both Wiston Lodge and Strathclyde University have built up will hopefully help future students increase their skills in architecture and provide the perfect destination for the growth and nurturing of their talents. We here at Wiston Lodge look forward to enhancing our relationship with Strathclyde University in the future.