Crumble Magazine Project, the magazine’s first independent event held as part of ArchiFringe 2018, made a successful afternoon of conversation and creation. The Crumble team reflect on the vital role of the Crumble community in creating the magazine ahead of the Issue 3 launch party on September 18th.
What role should art take within the public realm and our daily lives? Should art be controversial or crowd-pleasing, innovative or in line with tradition?
Nairobi is a melting pot of traditions and cultures and a home for many of Kenya’s ethnic groups – can architecture help them maintain their identity in the 21st century?
Buildings are not inherently political. The built environment is no more than reified architectural plans, yet we all recognise that buildings are so much more than their physical forms. Architecture is intrinsically social and politicised. How can buildings and architects incorporate this into their fabric?
Crumble has chosen three major themes explored in our upcoming issue ‘Conflict//Resolution’ for the Crumble Magazine Project. Our editors have provided small summaries and explorations of these three ideas, ‘education’, ‘migration’ and ‘revolution’. How does architecture influence these themes in the 21st century?
Foster & Partner’s Quartermile Development in Edinburgh is a prime example of a modern redevelopment project, with aspirations to elevate and repopulate an underused area of the city centre. Yet it also reflects a worrying trend in modern architectural design; the conflict between visual representations of architectural ideas and the built reality. Why do architects choose to lie to themselves?
For six months every year, the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle is occupied by a steel and scaffolding behemoth, balancing precariously atop Castle Rock to host the Military Tattoo. Surely there is a more sensitive and sympathetic way to accommodate this traditional ceremony into the architectural fabric of the city? Is it telling of a wider loss of direction in attitudes to sustainability and preservation?
Is Le Corbusier’s ‘assault’ on the Modernist masterpiece of little-known architect Eileen Gray a reflection of a wider disregard of the contributions of women to architecture in the past and present?
Come and join the Crumble Team for the launch of Issue 2, ‘What’s the Plan?’ at Harry’s Southside on 1st February!
In the wake of tragic vehicle-borne attacks in Nice and London, cities across the world are rushing to implement measures to protect their citizens. But these barriers risk turning historic cities into fear-inducing battlegrounds – is there a better way for architecture to protect us against terrorism?