Mark Walker Architects : House, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Contemporary Rural Scottish Property
This is where I'm missing a slide
"well you can make your own words up for these"
Mark Walker on his four words to sum up his take on the world of architecture, starting off with...Mark!
Mr Walker took us on an arduous journey, starting off slowly in the 'First Year Introduction to Architecture' lecture complete with dark slides and badly-photocopied slides, no slides and squint slides..."you can see the circulation" he said about what looked like Sverre Fehn's project, a minute cross on a faded page.
We stumbled on and at last made it to the house "which is, I guess, why I was invited here" said Mark to the audience's bemused amusement. I was relieved to now see a project of his own, but maybe this was a false dawn. After yet another image of the '80s-style scene of blinds and Breuer chairs, white baby grand squashed unbecomingly and 'I've tricked you' mirror wall there was a call from stage left to quickly bring the rambling to a halt. Many must have winced as the college lecture ran out of steam, with some of the world's great architects waiting in the wings: an embarassment to him, an insult to them.