River clyde

Dear Grey Place

Glasgow's riverside has undergone a massive programme of regeneration in the last 10-20 years. The industry has gone, the docks have been infilled and the Clyde is now a place of entertainment and leisure rather than work. The Clyde of today is characterised by cinemas, casinos, concert venues, museums and acres of car parks. The buildings themselves are a series of shiny baubles designed by starchitects and collected magpie-like by Glasgow City Council. None of them appear to have any relationship to each other in terms of form - UFO's jostle for space with Armadillos - nor do they have any relationship to their place. This is the first series of images for a new project which will attempt to find the common language shared between them. Valencia has Santiago Calatrava's white buildings... Glasgow now appears to have an incredible range of grey buildings.