As you can probably tell from the subject matter of some of Angie's recent prints we've been spending a fair bit of time in the Highlands of Scotland over the last couple of years. We're hoping to be working on the renovation of some derelict agricultural buildings with Mary Arnold-Forster of Skye based architects Dualchas. More about that over the coming months (years?).
Inevitably we've been spending a lot of time looking at other buildings. My current obsession has to be the Allmeinde Commongrounds in Austria. Founded by hotelier Gerold Schneider and his wife, the architect Katia Polletin, this converted barn acts as a meeting place, gallery, cultural centre and base for artist residencies.
It's a breathtakingly simple building - at least from initial impressions - though I get the sense that there's come very considered storage etc. So, another holiday destination to add to the list.
See further photos and find out more at www.allmeinde.org
Posted by Simon Lewin on April 15th, 2007