Project description

Leith is an entanglement of people, industries and materials told and re-told in the stories of those that live, work and pass through the port. Aided by alcohol, these stories are most often told in pubs. A pub, like Leith, is rather like a rope: a messy confluence of stories and people. This project for a pub, brewery and hop-house at the convergence of Broad Wynd, Water Street and Carpet Lane in Leith has some of these rope-like qualities.

Past and present characters of Leith expand
Past and present characters of Leith
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Location plan
Leith, Edinburgh expand
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Ground floor plan
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Landscaping plan
Planting hops: April
Planting hops: April
Drying and preparing hops: October
Drying and preparing hops: October
Storing: all year round
Storing: all year round
Harvesting hops: September
Harvesting hops: September
Brewing: mornings all year round
Brewing: mornings all year round
Drinking: afternoons and evenings all year round
Drinking: afternoons and evenings all year round
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Carpet Lane entrance
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Vault from Carpet Lane entrance
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Sketch section
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Interior view
Looking down to the brewery
Half drunk drinks as the sun sets
Half drunk drinks as the sun sets
A Pub is a Rope

A whaler, fishwife, crane driver, glassblower and ropemaker head out after work on a pub crawl.

Industries of Leith

Using archival footage in tandem with our own hand drawn observations to map Leith's patchworked history. This was made in collaboration with Miranda Musson, Ellena Hudson, Jemima Brakspear and Sophie Lewis-Ward.

In and of a place
In and of a place
Skills & Experience
  • Assistant Curator at Domaine de Boisbuchet
  • Intern at 6a Architects, Rural Design, Johnson Naylor and Sheppard Robson
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