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The Culinary School: Ashton Lane ...An exploration of the philosophy, “From Nature to Plate”


The cookery industry has boomed in the last few years and Britain’s interest in food has undoubtably increased with help from the televised cookery market. From Jamie Oliver’s, “Ministry of Food”, where he tries to get Britain cooking fresh and simple food, to Channel 4’s, “Come Dine With Me”, to the very best amateur chefs competing to clinch the “Masterchef” title. According to the BBC, “the UK population is consuming less nutritious, fresh produce and more saturated fats and sugars.” By educating people in the world of cookery, there is little doubt that this statistic would not change. By providing a culinary school in the bustling “foodie” Ashton Lane in Glasgow’s West End it would attract a host of clientelle from the young student starting out in the cooking world, the tourist; visiting one of Glasgows most famous cobbled streets, to the more refined cook who happens to have been sampling some fine local food and wishes to develop his skills. The building dates back to around 1885 when the Optical Engineers, Barr and Stroud, occupied it as their workshop. It was around 1904 that the building began its journey into the food world and it is probably best known as the creperie “Cul-de-sac”. The culinary school on Ashton Lane was to be opened by a Michelin starred chef. I therefore chose to look at the Scottish chef Tom Kitchen and his philosophies which enabled me as a designer to create a form of branding and really develop his concept “from nature to plate” into an interior.

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From Nature to

““

my passion for seasonal prod seasonal ingredients and natu


Plate is my motto. I want to share

uce and simple cooking methods as fresh ral combinations give maximum flavour”” Tom Kitchin

........ RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT


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Ground Floor Plan

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1. Reception desk 2. "Strawberry Wall" & retail display 3. "Herb Wall" for retail use 4. Retail display 5. Reception waiting area 6. 2 way lift 7. Stairs to first and second floors 8. Fully accessible WC 9. Dry store 10. Storage cupboard 11. Cold store 12. Admin office 13. Staff Lockers and communal changing 14. Staff WC 15. Private changing room

Reception & Retail Space - “Grow Your Own” strawberry wall starts at ground level and finishes the second floor

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Reception Desk - Reception desk built from reclaimed railway sleepers - Long glass vase attatched to the front of the desk with fresh flowers. - Herb wall with starter pots such as basil and rosemary that are available for customers to purchase.

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Mafi Domino Larch Volcano white oil flooring

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Riva 1920 “Pinocchio Stool”

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Low grade Spruce Multiplex Detail of “herb wall” construction 1. "Opto C4" downlights by Wortmeyer Licht 2. 6mm clear acrylic screwed to underlayment and screws covered with caps. 3. 22mm low density spruce underlayment 4. Damp proofing membrane 5. Metal bracket screwed to framework 6. Potted herbs such as rosemary, thyme and basil in terracotta pots 7. Plants easily watered by hand 8. Excess water is collected in a tray which can be removed and emptied. Tray made from clear acrylic. Edges/joins to be sealed with silicone 9. Floor surface continues up edge of wall - 200mm 10. Stud partition wall 11. 15mm Shadow gap 12. Existing ceiling structure, with low denstiy spruce underlayment finish.

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........ GROUND FLOOR


Grow Your Own Feature Wall Light penetrates from the buildings skylights providing the perfect warm , sunny environment for plant growing.

Rows of terracotta pots line the walls with seasonal fruits and vegetables. For example a crop of summer strawberries

Produce is within reach of picking and could be used within classes

Plant growth is enhanced with the use of artificial energy efficient lighting, which, can be left on during duller periods of the day.

Plywood crates filled with merchandise eg. books, gift wrapped food and drink Stacked rough sawn timber posts 100x100x600mm glued and nailed together. Left untreated.

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Retail space within reception - Stacked cut timber posts, 75x75x600mm provide a base for wooden crates where retail items are stored. - “Grow your own� strawberry wall acts as a focal interest and a retail opportunity.

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400mm

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7. Front Elevation of metal cup bracket 1. Heavy duty masonary anchor bolts 2. Metal cup to hold steel rod 3. Steel rod

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410mm

1. Terracotta pots filled with strawberries 2. Terracotta saucer held in place with rope knotted inside pot and bottom surface of saucer 3. Galvanised steel rod (15mm) structure welded at joints 4. Railway sleeper 650mm cantelevered into extisting wall 5. Steel rods sunk into pre drilled holes on railway sleeper 6. Metal cup bracket slotted over end of rod and screwed to wall using heavy duty masonary anchor screws (every second vertical rod) 7. 2400x1800x6mm low density spruce underlayment screwed to wall with holes filled and sanded down.

........ GROUND FLOOR


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First Floor Plans 1. Vestibule Area with coat hanging area 2. Low level locker space for valuables 3. WC 4. Sliding door partition between kitchen spaces 5. Chef demonstation work bench with storage for fridge/freezers 6. Accessible work bench for disabled user 7. "Grow You Own" wall 8. Lift

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*Dashed lines denote where structural beams exist B

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iGuzzini Led Pixel Plus

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Low Grade Spruce Multiplex


Kitchen Two - Low grade spruce multiplex (underlayment) used on “Grow your own� and window walls. - Engineered Burnt Oak weathered white boards used on ceiling 185mm (tongue and groove) cleaned and brushed under high pressure water and treated with seveal layers of wax and oils (waxedfloors.com)

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Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake Ingredients: *Raspberries *White Chocolate *Flour *Eggs *Sugar *Butter *Mascapone Cheese

Section BB 1. Student Workstations 2. Chef Demo Area 3. Strawberry Wall 4. Additional Storage/Shelving 5. Extractor Fans 6. Disabled Users Workstation 7. Recipe Blackboard 8. Sliding Door Partition

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Burnt Oak Weathered White Wood

Polysafe Ultima Aurora Grey Flooring

........ FIRST FLOOR: KITCHENS


1.25 student worksations

3000mm

1300mm

900mm

140mm

Plan 1.35 of student workstations

2775mm 225

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900mm

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Elevation 1.35 of student worksation a. 100mm high kickboard b. built in planter for herb growing c. shelves for storing plates, pans etc d. each workstation is allocated 2 wooden crates for selected ingredients to be stored in and accessed easily.

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Disabled users workstation 3360mm

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h. d. 710mm

600mm

1460mm

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a. Neff Slideaway Oven b. Electric Hob c. Soft Touch Storage Drawer d. Plug sockets on worktop edge for easy access e. Sink f. Herb Box g. Storage for ingredients, pots, pans etc h. Worktops and facade in matt laqueured black i. Beech wood insert

Kitchen Two - Neff Series One Extra Wide Island Chimney Hood, Stainless steel with glass canopy and built in halogen lights (900mm Wide)

........ FIRST FLOOR: KITCHENS


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1. Section of Floor/Ceiling Void Construction

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1. 200mm diameter existing column 2. Steel Beam 3. 18mm OSB sub floor 4. Polyflor "Polyfloor Ultima " in Aurora Grey 5. 90x67.5mm sawn wood bolted to steel beam 6. 9mm Plywood screwed to sawn wood 7. Steel "U" channel screwed to plywood and sawn wood 8. 22x22mm sawn wood secured by resting on beams internal surface 9. Toughened safety glass secured with silicone 10. 9mm plywood pained in white satin wood 11. Steel beam secured within wall and rests on concrete padstone (150x200mm)

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800mm

Isometric Section of Floor and Balustrade Construction 1. RSJ "I" beam 2. Notched end RSJ beam welded to other beam at 90 degrees 3. Sawn wood bolted to RSJ 4. 9mm plywood screwed to sawn wood 5. Steel channel screwed to plywood and sawn wood 6. Toughened safety glass bedded into steel channel with silicone

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Kitchen One - Grow Your Own wall can be easily accessed from kitchen space to allow plants to be watered and picked for use as an ingredient.

Kitchen One - Full Height Storage provides storage for awkward items such as microwaves. Finished in low grade spruce multiplex

........ FIRST FLOOR: KITCHENS


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2. 1. Soft seating area 2. Formal dining space 3. Demonstration workstation and self service bar 4. Dishwasher facilities 5. Trolley to transport food dishes between 1st and 2nd floors 6. Storage cupboard 7. WC's 8. Strawberry Wall

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Vestibule Area and Informal Seating

Mackay Whisky Barrel Flooring

- “Mackay Whisky Barrel Flooring” runs throughout the second floor.

Carl Hagerlang Light

Dedon Mu 4 Seater Sofa

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3. Section AA 1. Demo Station and Bar (bottles stored in purpose built slots in the front of demo station) 2. Dining Area 3. Informal Seating Area 4. Dishwashing Area and Storage

Dining Space - Skylights flood the second floor with natural light, providing a light and sociable space.

........ SECOND FLOOR: DINING AND FUNCTION SPACE


Detail of Suspended Ceiling and Ventilation Over Demo Area 1. Existing ceiling joists 300x100mm 2. Timber hanger 50x50mm 3. Timber joist 50x50mm 4. Stud wall with 12mm MDF screwed to framework, holes filled and sanded. Graphic then glued to MDF. 5. 12.5mm plasterboard with 3mm skim, painted matt brilliant white. Shadow gap of 10mm at either end. 6. Extract and Supply Ventillation Canopy 7. Ducting pipe continues to external wall to remove and supply air 8. Extract/filter vent 9. Duct pipe supplies fresh clean air dining space through a vent. 10. Exisiting skylights 11. Existing central wooden joist 12. Exisiting column

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Dining Space -Exposed Beams are contrasted by a lowed white ceiling with recessed “iGuzzini Pixel Plus Downlights”

Dining Space - Solid Oak dining tables with Harris Tweed Silk/Wool fabric in beige upholstered dining chairs

........ SECOND FLOOR: DINING AND FUNCTIONS SPACE

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