The project for the Museum of Scottish Photography in Edinburgh addresses a multitude of issues. Firstly, the idea of stratification in architecture, an ever-changing layering and palimpsest that builds up the urban fabric of Edinburgh. Secondly the project addresses the issue of designing a contemporary museum in an extremely patched site in the heart of the city.
The project aims to be sensitive to the issues of historical addition whilst actively asserting a strong contemporary image that currently lacks in the city`s other new developments. On another level the project approaches social and cultural topics of the proliferation of image and the challenge that photography has placed for religion addressing what it means to visit a site to admire images today`s images of reality.
© 2016 André Kong