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June 2005

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Architecture Debate
Discussion forums are aplenty but the dialogue tends towards soundbite carping and incrowd chat

enter a forum with a differance
we kick off with a piece on iconic architecture
stimulate the debate – 5 texts online including one from jeremy till

‘Confused and slightly intrigued I started to investigate…’
Scottish Provident Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Letter re former Scottish Provident Building

DaMA Final Year Show
The successful Degree Show in Mansfield Traquair Centre is over but Napier University Interior Architecture third year students are also nominated for 2 D&AD awards in London, 30 June, whilst Rebekah Hieronymus won the International Chartered Design Society’s Student Medal

Leaving University? Wish to improve prospects? Architect Jobs

Edinburgh Quay
Edinburgh Quay Ltd, the landmark £60 million mixed-use scheme at Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, has been voted the Best Regeneration project in Scotland at the Scottish Design Awards 2005.
Michael Laird Architects beat off strong competition from across Scotland to pick up the award for the successful first phase of the project.

New photos online of completed Edinburgh Quay buildings by Michael Laird Architects with the basin being used 24.06.05

Sandport Place nears completion
A development of affordable homes in Edinburgh for the Port of Leith Housing
Association is nearing completion. The development, which completes the three phase Ronaldson’s Wharf project, contains 48 one and two bedroom affordable homes

Duffy & Batt
Peffer Bank
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Consent has been granted for this mixed development of 19 residential and commercial units in Peffer Bank, Edinburgh by Duffy & Batt acting for clients EBS

Inspired by design
Scottish Architecture hits the jackpot with the Scottish Parliament building used in the ‘Inspired – Edinburgh’ campaign, see the massive ‘billboard’ on the omni edinburgh

Port Dundas, Glasgow
Speirs Locks proposals online
Port Dundas First phase buildings by RMJM & Bradford Roberston Architects

New Horizon
Horizon Housing Association Houses
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E&F McLachlan Architects have gained planning permission for a development of 29 houses and flats for Horizon Housing Association. The layout was derived as a response to the existing linear layout of the town

ECA Degree Show
25 Jun – 1 Jul
We had an exclusive invitation to give away for the private view this friday 24 jun

International 2005 Workshops – Lighthouse Glasgow
23 Jun – 3 Jul
The six Archiprix Glasgow group leaders are:
David Zahle of Danish architect, PLOT
Alex van de Beld, of Dutch architects, ONIX
Craig Dykers of Norwegian architects, SNOHETTA
Sam Jacob of London’s FAT Architecture
Adrian Stewart of Glasgow’s Chris Stewart Architects
Charlie Sutherland of Edinburgh’s Sutherland Hussey Architects

Three Scottish Winners
RIBA Awards Scotland: winners online – embargo lifted 17.06.05

Ric Russell, OBE
Professor Ric Russell, founding partner of Dundee practice Nicoll Russell Studios awarded an OBE: Edinburgh Lecture

No More Motorways through Glasgow
Charlie Sutherland quoted in today’s Scotsman (p.22) arguing against M74 Extension

Blue Sky Water
Montages by Gross.Max and Sutherland Hussey
Leith Docks: Time now for some action, cost-effective solutions to the mess that is the frontage at Seafield, down-at-heel Portobello promenade and the hidden seafront behind Leith’s remaining active docks. Edinburgh has turned its back on the sea for far too long and the massive development at Granton has yet to really change this, being but one piece of the urban coastline

No Square Cafe
Plans George Square Cafe in Glasgow shelved by GCC with cost mentioned as an issue

Copper Spiral
Maggies Inverness completed by Page & Park Architects: official opening 25 June

Bennetts Associates Potterrow Edinburgh project unveiled

Mull Drama
CiAO Architects win Production Centre competition for Mull Theatre, beating practices such as Richard Murphy Architects

AD+S Meeting
Minutes of the first AD+S Design Review meeting released – online this weekend

Eyre Place
Images unveiled of CDA project for Applecross: Eyre Place

Scottish Provident Headquarters
Article re future of Scottish Provident Building by John Deffenbaugh

Degree Shows
That time of year again: ECA and Napier dates – see Edinburgh Events

Ninewells Expansion
Wylie Shanks Architects appointed as lead consultant and architect for the £3m extension of the Radiotherapy Department at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee

Scottish Design Awards
Scottish Parliament wins Scottish Design Awards
Regeneration Awards Joint Winner – Tron Housing + Edinburgh Quay

Cafe in the Square
Glasgow Cafe in the Square: images online

Park Lane Axiom flats, Glasgow

Glasgow Harbour – Update
Latest Glasgow Harbour images from Park Lane

Basil Spence
Four-year study of Basil Spence, with major exhibiiton in 2007 and conference in 2008, by Dr Louise Campbell receives £342k funding


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