ENTWINED – Cultural Experience Center

For this research project, I intend to develop a cultural experience center that preserves and uplifts valuable intangible cultural heritage, while establishing significant historic traces within an urban context that promotes the concept of ‘Designing the Future, Restoring the Past’ and evolve people’s understanding about the importance of heritage and culture. With this, I am also interested in understanding how this design proposal can be used as a strategic model in different parts of the world to promote the concept of ‘Designing the Future, Restoring the Past’.

The design research is inspired by Harris Tweed, Scotland’s century-old pride. This fabric contributes significantly in understanding regional roots and traditions. The spatial concept is inspired by the cultural heritage of the Scottish Isles, the Outer Hebrides, the people, social practices associated with the craft, and the stories of the weaving community. Translating this historical narrative to life through an experiential environment will allow visitors to gain a deeper understanding of “The Big Cloth” – Harris Tweed and its relevance in today’s world.

 

About Harris Tweed Cloth

This visual talks about the background of Harris Tweed and the cultural values attached to the craft.

Research Development

Part collection of insights and observations that contributed to the formulation of the design proposal.

Exploration 1 and 2

Material experimentation done to understand the nature of the raw material used to produce the Harris Tweed.

PORPOSED SITE LOCATION

This visual highlights the critical values of the site that resonate with the concept of the proposal.

SPATIAL PROGRAMMING

This visual explains the zoning of the space considering it's function and area requirement.

SPATIAL CONFIGURATION - FIRST FLOOR

This space is considered as the main floor as it is dedicated to the experiential trail of learning about the ‘Big Cloth’ .

SPATIAL NARRATIVE

This visual illustrates the sequence of spatial layout as well as the transition between the various processes involved in Harris Tweed production.

ENTWINED - Cultural Experience Center

This is a walk-through video that focuses on the experiential journey within the space while exploring the traditional process of making Harris Tweed.

ARCHIVE CHAMBER

DYE/CLEAN CHAMBER

WEAVE YOUR CLOTH

WAULKING THE TWEED

MILL CHAMBER

ENTWINED EATERY