NZ3668 : Former Smokehouse, Fish Quay, North Shields

taken 5 years ago, near to Tynemouth, North Tyneside, England

Former Smokehouse, Fish Quay, North Shields
Former Smokehouse, Fish Quay, North Shields
This historic smokehouse which sits on the 17th-century walls of Clifford's Fort has recently been converted into a living space and studio by a local architect. A striking feature of the design is a triple-glazed frontage facing the sea made from 40 curved van windscreens, which has been likened to the sails of a ship catching the wind. The glazing will provide a growing zone for salad crops, which will be irrigated by the water used to raise fast-growing African tilapia fish on the ground floor. The energy-efficient, super-insulated building also has roof solar panels and an air source heat pump, and the additions have used 100-year-old Australian eucalyptus wood which was imported for use as railway sleepers. The curved windows which form the most part of the glazing are made from the windscreens from Ford Transit vans. I am not sure if they are new or recovered from old vehicles.

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This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2019 Automatic Clusters: · Clifford's Fort [12] · Sailing [11] ·
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Geoff Holland   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 2 July, 2019
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3636 6857 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.6220N 1:25.9798W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3639 6857
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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