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April 2006

Edinburgh News Summary

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New website with pages on key architecture and architects around the globe:
World Architecture

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: latest building additions – apr 2006:
ordrupgaard copenhagen copenhagen operahouse gemini copenhagen
photos © Adrian Welch
Ordrupgaard Copenhagen – Zaha Hadid; Copenhagen Opera House – Henning Larsen;
Gemini Residence – MVRDV

Oliver Chapman Houses
Scottish News
picture from architect
"Prototypical pair of semi-detached houses": Swinton House, Borders

St Peter’s Cardross
Murray Grigor – 240406
"Historic Scotland, Bute and Argyle Council and the Church itself have allowed this modernist masterpiece to be constantly sacked by vandals. The profanity of such passive neglect is no different from the active Dissolution of the Monasteries by the iconoclasts of the 16th century": Cardross Seminary

Faithful+Gould Edinburgh: New Office
Councillor Donald Anderson, Edinburgh City Council leader officially opened the new Edinburgh office of Faithful+Gould at Canning Exchange

Architecture Events
Exhibition of Graeme Massie ‘s recent work 4 May – 2 Jun RIAS:
Edinburgh News
picture from the architect
RIAS HQ Relocation Consultation 8 May 6pm The Lighthouse
Plain Modern – Brian Mackay-Lyons 11 May 6pm Napier University:
Edinburgh News
picture from the architect
For more details and more events, see Edinburgh Events

Burtons Building
Burtons Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch
Burtons Edinburgh reported to be on market with ideas for store, hotel and rooftop restaurant mooted; building by Sir John James Burnet, 1907, adj. to former C&A

South Queensferry development
Parr Architects, working on behalf of Capital City Homes, gains planning permission for project "inspired by the colonies of 19th Century Edinburgh"

Dance City Newcastle
Building by Malcolm Fraser Architects: Dance City Newcastle
Dance City
image © Morley von Sternberg

RSA Show 2006
Brief review of Royal Scottish Academy Architecture Exhibition 2006
"I left feeling much more upbeat than the last few years: three decent-sized rooms filled with really good work. This is a simple unpretentious exhibition with a happy balance between models and hung frames…the only real concern was too great a preponderance of photos and too little ‘craft’". [Adrian Welch]

Beach House, Scotland
Arduaine House by Studio KAP Architects
Scottish News
picture from the architect
Balfron House by Studio KAP Architects
Balfron House
photo © Adrian Welch

Ross Bandstand Treble
Ross Bandstand Edinburgh 
picture from the architect
Feasibility study options for Princes Street Gardens venue by make architects

Ross Bandstand Ross Bandstand Ross Bandstand
pictures from the architect
‘landform’ + ‘leaf’ + ‘shell’

EAA Events
EAA AGM & Discussion On Proposed RIAS HQ Move – 25 Apr 6pm, RIAS
Lego Building Night – 27 Apr 6pm, Apex International Hotel

Business Debate on Architecture
Debate on Edinburgh’s architectural heritage at the Chamber of Commerce for
members – Apr 27 6pm Chamber of Commerce, Melville St

Saltire Society Housing Awards 2006
Register by 29 Apr at
Closing date for entries 19 May:

Newbridge Offices
Newbridge Offices
photo © Paul Zanre
Scotmid Edinburgh Offices by Michael Laird Architects

Potterrow Update
picture from the architect
Latest Edinburgh Informatics images

Restaurant Reviews
220406: Boat House Restaurant, South Queensferry
"generally excellent service, lovely food and a beautiful view"
200406: Bass Rock Bistro, North Berwick
"A hidden gem for good sea food and plenty of good craic too"

Leith Theatre
Design revealed for tower at Leith Theatre complex, part of £9m scheme to refurbish/redevelop six historic Leith buildings incl. Leith Victoria Boxing Club, Lambs House, Citadel Youth Club, St James Church & the Hindu Temple: image requested

Haddington Gateway Complex
Jenkins & Marr designs for Miller Developments unveiled – Retail Park + Supermarket, incl. Garden Centre + DIY store, adj. A1 & A199: image requested

Studio KAP House
As seen on Grand Designs 190406, images online soon

Barnton Hotel
Eyesore hotel at key western entry to Edinburgh due to be redeveloped at last: partial demolition of existing hotel at 562 Queensferry Rd + conversion to residential use + erection of 3 flatted housing blocks to east and northeast. Surface parking internal to triangular site. Minded to Grant, submitted Jul 2005 by JM Architects

Princess Margaret Rose Housing
Princess Margaret Rose Housing
picture from the architect
Images + Text re Bryant Homes Edinburgh development by Malcolm Fraser Architects

Craigpark Quarry
Restoration of quarry at Ratho, Midlothian, for public amenity / housing development. Minded to Grant, submitted Apr 2005 by Yeoman McAllister Architects

Portree Harbour
Charlie Sutherland on BBC Scotland News discussing the proposed Portree Harbour : Compared to the Sydney Opera House by a certain politician and also referred to as the ‘Lump and Line’ with the ‘lump’ being the headland – relating to The Old Man of Storr – and the ‘line’ being the harbour, contemporary architecture destined to always create a stir in Scotland?

Building Awards 2006
Construction Personality of the Year: Rab Bennetts
Architectural Practice of the Year: Bennetts Associates

East Kilbride £400m Regen
Civic complex, retail, leisure proposed: Glasgow News

Forth Road Bridge Canopy
Forth Road Bridge Canopy
photo © Adrian Welch
On Site – progress shot of Reiach and Hall’s Forth Road Bridge Canopy

Waterfront Heart Approved
13 storey tower proposal by EMA architecture + design at Plot Q – Saltire Square for Barrett East Scotland + Ashfield Land Ltd: 167 units – flats, maisonettes, townhouses & commercial units: minded to Grant. Two storeys higher than Reiach and Hall architects’ Upper Strand tower but designated in masterplan for 5-7 storeys. Scathing comments from A+DS on CEC portal. At junction of Waterfront Avenue and The Walk

Control Tower
Aberdeen Harbour Masters
photo © Adrian Welch
Nearing completion: Aberdeen Harbour Masters’ Tower: Aberdeen Architecture

Queen Mother
Dundee University Campus
photo © Adrian Welch
Dundee University Campus – recent buildings: Dundee Architecture

Civic Trust Awards 2006
Scottish Winners 2006:
Scottish Parliament [EMBT/RMJM] + Balornock Bowling Club [Studio KAP Architects]

Scottish Commendations 2006:
His Majesty’s Theatre Redevelopment, Aberdeen : Aberdeen City Council Architects
The Matrix, Glasgow : Davis Duncan Architects
New ATC Tower, Edinburgh Airport : Reid Architecture

Morrison Street Goods Yard
Clearance of site to form comprehensive redevelopment incl. regrading for EDI Group by Reiach and Hall: minded to Grant 290306, submitted Apr 2001: Haymarket

24 Milton Road
For Sovereign House Developments Ltd by Keppie Planning: 96 units behind Kings Manor Hotel, adj. Jewel & Esk Valley College – replacing Indoor Bowls Centre: minded to Grant

Waterfront Plaza Leith
480 flats proposal at 98 Ocean Drive withdrawn w/e 250306, lodged Jul 2004 for Forth Ports by BDP Architects on empty site between Ocean Terminal and Scottish Executive / Victoria Harbour


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