Video: The Lighthouse / Roots Design Workshop

  • 29 Aug 2012
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The video above follows Roots Design Workshop, a group of young architects, as they embark on the tall task of constructing a lighthouse on the isle of , a beautiful remote Scottish island. This film, created by Martin Glegg, highlights the emerging gap between the world of digital design and getting one’s hands dirty and aims to inspire a new generation of architects to stop staring at their computer screens. Text Courtesy of Martin Glegg.




Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Video: The Lighthouse / Roots Design Workshop" 29 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • chad

    It’s a lovely project (though how is it a lighthouse?) and it is definitely good to work with your hands. However, I’m kind of tired of overproduced videos like this– all blurry shots of someone fingering a screw, swelling violins, slow motion pans– they had multiple camera rigs but no chop saws? They started talking about an interesting construction issue about halfway through, but as soon as the discussion got going, it was faded out and replaced with more violins!

    I also think that projects like this exaggerate the gap between building and drawing, particularly in the context of increasing technologies. Many new fabrication techniques actually bring drawing and building closer together.

  • enric dulsat

    i like it so much