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‘It was an experience’ – High Living in Motherwell

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Source: Muirhouse, Motherwell © Iain Thomson CC BY-SA 2.0   Motherwell Although our project focuses on Glasgow, high rise flats were built throughout urban Scotland. Overcrowding and insanitary housing conditions continued to be a problem in many Scottish towns following the Second World War, and this was no different in Motherwell. Source: Ravenscraig Steel Works © Elliot Simpson CC… Continue reading

Norfolk Court demolition – the end of an era for Laurieston-Gorbals

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On Sunday morning (8 May 2016) 5 Norfolk Court was demolished. This was the last of the high rise blocks in what was once the Laurieston Gorbals Comprehensive Redevelopment Area to go. Laurieston is again being redeveloped, just as it was in the early 1970s. Laurieston Gorbals CDA Source: Norfolk Street in 1973 ©Peter Mortimer and… Continue reading

Assemble – Baltic Street Adventure Playground

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Last night, Assemble, a ‘direct action’ architectural collective won the Turner prize for their work in urban regeneration in Toxteth Liverpool. They are the first ‘non-artists’ to win the prize. The Turner judges were impressed with their long term collaboration with residents in the Granby Four Streets and the fact that Assemble show ‘the importance… Continue reading

Public perceptions of high flats in Glasgow – Explorathon 2015

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On Friday 25th of September the ‘Housing, Everyday Life and Wellbeing’ team participated in ‘Explorathon 2015’. We had a stall at Kelvingrove Museum where we told visitors about our project and asked for their opinions on high flats in Glasgow. Here’s what people thought: Gorbals: souce: University of Glasgow Archive, ‘Homes in High Flats collection’ (DC127)… Continue reading

Where did the children play? Part 2 – Play provision in and around Glasgow’s multi-storey flats

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  Did you live in a high flat in Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s? Where did you play? We’d love to hear from you! You could fill out our short online questionnaire  Or You can leave a comment under this post, email us or look us up on social media: Email: multistoreymemories@gmail.com Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/housingandwellbeing Facebook: ‘Multistorey… Continue reading

Where did the children play? Part 1 – Returning to Le Corbusier’s vision

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Did you live in a high flat in Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s? Where did you play? We’d love to hear from you! You could fill out our short questionnaire Or You can leave a comment under this post, email us or look us up on social media: Email: multistoreymemories@gmail.com Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/housingandwellbeing Facebook: ‘Multistorey Memories Glasgow’… Continue reading

Red Road and Pearl Jephcott’s ‘Homes in High Flats’

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Did you live in Red Road flats in the late 1960s or 1970s? Do you have ‘mulitstorey memories’ you would like to share? We’d love to hear from you. Please fill out our short online questionnaire Source: ©Virtual Mitchell, C3955 Red Road n.d. Red Road has become a symbol of Glasgow’s post-war high rise building drive… Continue reading

Washing and drying clothes in high flats

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Washing and drying clothes in high flats Did you live in a high flat in Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s? Where did you dry your washing? If you have ‘multistorey memories’ you’d like to share you can follow this link to complete our short online questionnaire Alternatively you can email us directly at multistoreymemories@gmail.com or… Continue reading