The Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud is a daily image in monthly themes around architecture, landscape, photography, art installations and interventions. The most popular theme for the year was September’s theme of Hybrids and Brutalism featuring mostly American commercial architecture from the 1960s and 70s.
This study involved the preparation of concept designs to upgrade the public realm and street environment of the town centre with supporting material to inform Fife Council’s investment proposals.
The aim of the project was to create a vision for the redevelopment of the Castle site as a shared space in the town. This is a community endorsed development plan for the site which is practical and deliverable.
The aim of the Project was to explore the contested history that the City Walls represent and to present the Walls as a present-day, international, national and local heritage asset, with the potential to unite rather than separate people
This Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDP) for Kilmarnock was commissioned by the Make it Kilmarnock Board and in the autumn of 2010, and funded by East Ayrshire Council and Diageo. Its focus was on the central area of the town, in and around the town centre, and including the Diageo site, generating a forward-looking, yet […]
This Town Centre Action Plan was produced during 2010-2011 by Development and Regeneration Services with support from Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership and a consultancy team including Kevin Murray Associates, WMUD, Nick Wright Planning and MVA, working with the local community, including community groups, businesses, young people and key agencies.
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Introduction This is the story of the second session of Port Dundas planning Charrette held on 24 April 2014 at The Whisky Bond in Glasgow as seen through the eyes of social media. It was supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish Canals and Glasgow City Council. The team was led by Kevin Murray Associates and […]
Fife Council appointed a WMUD team with Yellow Book Ltd and Janet Benton Landscape Architecture (now Benton Scott-Simmons) to undertake a study of Leven town centre. The study requirements set out in the brief specified, ‘the preparation of concept designs to upgrade the public realm and street environment of the town centre with supporting material […]
This is the story of the Port Dundas Charrette held on 12-14 March 2014 at The Whisky Bond in Glasgow as seen through the eyes of social media. It was supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish Canals and Glasgow City Council. The team was led by Kevin Murray Associates and Peter Brett Associates with design […]
During 2013 we used network analysis on a number of projects including Mapping the Crafts Sector in Southern Ireland as well as in town centre proposals for Leven and Dumbarton which will be written up later. We have also used mathematical formulae on urban design projects to experiment with intensity of use. The 7 Lochs […]
News Item: Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, T.D., launched two reports that outline recommendations for significantly developing the craft sector in Ireland which provides vital employment in local economies throughout the country and generates an output of almost half a billion euros. Plans for the integration of a craft strategy […]
The Holywell Trust, a Derry-based community organization with a peace and reconciliation ethos, is implementing the City Walls Heritage Project, a programme of activities engaging people with the heritage of Derry’s Walls. The aim of the Project is to fully explore the contested history that the City Walls represent and to celebrate Derry’s Walls as […]
In October 2012, WMUD was appointed together with Yellow Book and Drew Mackie by a consortium of five Local Development Companies and the Crafts Council for Ireland to carry out a cultural mapping study of the craft sectors in West Cork, Ballyhoura, South Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford. The objectives of the study were to: map […]
For the last five years, I have published a daily image on Tumblr under the banner of the Cosmic Inspiro-Cloud. This started out as a collection of images that I wanted to keep for easy reference – a sort of Pinterest before its time – but I developed a curiosity about the popularity of certain […]
We were appointed, together with RankinFraser Landscape Architects, Hamilton-Baillie Associates and Peter Drummond Architects, to develop the ideas set out in the 2010 study of Strathaven Town Centre by Kevin Murray Associates. The work was commissioned by the Rural Development Trust representing a number of organisations and local people of Strathaven. The brief The brief for […]