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The Booth Artist Studio
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an artist's studio built onto the ruin of a 19th century fishing booth

This tiny artist-in-residence studio, located on the water's edge, makes a positive contribution to the regeneration of the historic Scalloway waterfront.

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  • TIME SPAN:

    2002 - 2003

  • TYPE:

    Alteration & Conversion

  • STATUS:

    Complete

  • CLIENT:

    Scalloway Waterfront Trust

  • LOCATION:

    New Street, Scalloway, Shetland

  • SIZE:

    50 m²

  • Contractor:

    Mouatt & Simpson Builders

  • Photographers:

    Richard Ashbee, Richard Gibson Architects, Shetland Arts

  • AWARDS:

    2003: Civic Trust Awards - Commendation
    Dynamic Places Award - Award

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The client identified the need for an artist's studio as part of their wider waterfront regeneration in Scalloway.  Construction of the studio was integrated into a landscaping project to upgrade stonewalls, paving and planting along the street and waterfront of New Street.

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The timber clad studio is constructed over the stonewalls of the fishing booth ruin. The studio has a sleeping platform, and the lower stonewalls now enclose a robust workspace and store.  

For the artists who visit, inspirational views are provided over the water to the west.

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The practice also converted and extended 'The Bulwark' into a private dwelling and boat store.  The Bulwark sits directly to the south of the Booth and can be seen in the opening film for the Scalloway Museum project page of this website.

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