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Lairdsland Primary School in Scotland by Walters & Cohen Architects

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Article source: The Double Unit 

An innovative new primary school has recently opened its doors to local children and is set to pave the way for Scottish primary schools of the future.In January 2012 Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) issued an invitation to tender for a reference primary school design as part of Scotland’s £1.8 billion Schools for the Future programme, which aims to rebuild or refurbish some of the country’s poorest schools.

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

Image Courtesy © Dennis Gilbert

  • Architects: Walters & Cohen Architects
  • Project: Lairdsland Primary School
  • Location: Lairdsland, Scotland
  • Photography: Dennis Gilbert, Soluis
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: East Dunbartonshire Council, led by development partner Hub West Scotland, delivered by main contractor Morgan Sindall
  • Structural Engineer: Woolgar Hunter
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: The total cost of the project, including all fees, abnormals and site works, was £7.3m

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Historic Aberdeenshire House in Aberdeen, Scotland by Kebony

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Article source: Kebony

A distinctive Edwardian home in north Aberdeenshire was recently given a new lease of life with the addition of an extension inspired by contemporary minimal design. Juxtaposed against the traditional hard wearing granite of the original building, the extension features Kebony cladding which introduces an element of Scandinavian design aesthetic as well as bringing with it all the benefits of resilience and durability that its technology allows. Appearing to ‘float’ in front of a stainless steel mesh, the timberwork gives the building a sense of lightness, contrasting with the solid granite of the main part of the house.

Image Courtesy © Markus Photography

Image Courtesy © Markus Photography

  • Architects: KebonyHRI Architects
  • Project: Historic Aberdeenshire House
  • Location: Aberdeen, Scotland  
  • Photography: Markus Photography
  • Completed: 2015

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Chapel of St Albert the Great in Edinburgh, Scotland by Simpson & Brown Architects

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Article source: Simpson & Brown Architects

The new Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, in George Square, Edinburgh, built for the University Chaplaincy and friary for The Order of Preachers, the Dominican Order, was completed in late 2012. This new chapel is situated in the garden of one of the townhouses and replaces the old chapel which was located on the upper floor of the adjoining townhouses. The new garden chapel not only provides a space for peace and worship, but also increases capacity and improves accessibility. A new access was created from Middle Meadow Walk, and, along with the siting, form and appearance of the building, the chapel is announced to the many that use this popular route.

Image Courtesy © Simpson & Brown Architects

Image Courtesy © Simpson & Brown Architects

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Regency Dormer in Edinburgh, Scotland by Konishi Gaffney Architects

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Article source: Konishi Gaffney Architects

The project was to extend a small 1st floor flat into the loft and create a new bedroom with dormer. A simple brief complicated only by the lack of headroom in the loft, the client’s design ambition and conservative planning rules in this conservation area of Edinburgh.

Image Courtesy © Alan Craigie

Image Courtesy © Alan Craigie

  • Architects: Konishi Gaffney Architects
  • Project: Regency Dormer
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Photography: Alan Craigie
  • Completed: July 2013
  • Budget: £32,000
  • Contractor: Gloss Projects
  • Zinc: Artisan Roofing
  • Engineer: Burnt Siena Structures

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HOUSE NO.7 in Isle of Tiree, Scotland by Denizen Works Ltd

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Article source: Denizen Works Ltd

We were commissioned in October 2010 to produce a design for a new house on the site of a ruined, B-listed black-house on the Isle of Tiree on the west coast of Scot­land. We developed a concept that comprises two houses, a Living-house and a Guesthouse, linked by a Utility wing. Together the elements combine to create a bold insertion into the landscape while reflecting the character and herit­age of the island.

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

  • Architects: Denizen Works Ltd
  • Project: HOUSE NO.7
  • Location: Heanish, Isle of Tiree, Scotland
  • Photography: David Barbour
  • Structural Engineers: CRA Engineers
  • Project Architect: Murray Kerr
  • Design Team: Murray Kerr, David Anderson, David Thomson, Jon Law
Image Courtesy © David Barbour

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

  • Client: Private
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: October 2011
  • Start on site date: January 2012
  • Contract duration: 18 months
  • Gross internal floor area: 170 m2
  • Form of contract and/or procurement: SBC/Q/ SCOT
  • Quantity surveyor: M+B QS
  • Main contractor: John MacKinnon Builders

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Coldstream Gallery in Coldstream, Scotland by Renderus

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Article source: Renderus

The Multifunctional building in Coldstream is design for multi-purpose cultural events and office space.

The Coldstream gallery creates a new urban space that enriches the diversity of cultural life and expresses the dynamism of an institution looking to the future.

The Coldstream gallery design promotes a multidisciplinary environment by connecting the variety of programs, establishing a collective culture research where many contributions and innovations can feed off each other.

Image Courtesy © Renderus

Image Courtesy © Renderus

  • Architects: Renderus
  • Project: Coldstream Gallery
  • Location: Coldstream, Scotland
  • Work started in: 2014
  • Main structure is: steel
  • Height: 62m
  • Total area: 6000 m²
  • Number of floors: 18
  • Status: Current works
  • Type: Cultural, Waterfront, Office Buildings, Business Centers, Museums, Libraries.
  • 3D Visualisation: Renderus.

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The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland by Foster + Partners

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Rod Stewart to open The SSE Hydro, a major new entertainment venue for Scotland

The SSE Hydro, Scotland’s largest purpose-built public event arena, will open to the public with a concert by Rod Stewart on 30 September. Its free spanning roof of 120 metres, large enough to encompass Glasgow’s Queen Street railway station, encloses a highly flexible amphitheatre for an audience of up to 13,000. Externally, the arena is wrapped in lightweight translucent panels taking the excitement of the concert to the city – the whole building can be illuminated to glow as a beacon of colour on the waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: The SSE Hydro
  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Photography: Foster + Partners, Nigel Young_Foster + Partners,  Marc Turner.
  • Client: Scottish Exhibition Centre Ltd (SEC)
  • Design Team: David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, David Summerfield, Ben Scott, Chris Connell, Mike Jelliffe, Claire Donnelly, James Edwards David Gillespie, John McCulley, Scott McQueen, Gregor Milne, Mouzafer Ntagkala, Samantha So.
  • Structural Engineer: Arup
  • Structural and Services Engineer: Arup Scotland
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers:  Arup
  • Project Management: Turner & Townsend Project Management
  • Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald LLP
  • Fire Consultant: Arup Fire
  • Environmental and Transport Planning:  Arup Scotland
  • Planning Consultant: Keppie
  • Planning Supervisor: Halcrow
  • Acoustic Consultant: Sandy Brown Associates
  • Audio-visual Consultant: Shen Milsom Wilke
  • Main Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Appointment: 2005
  • Construction Start: 2010
  • Completion: 2013
  • Area (Gross): Approximately 25,000m²

CitizenM Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland by Concrete Architectural Associates

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

CitizenM is a new Dutch hotel group that opened their first two hotels at Schiphol Airport and in Amsterdam City in 2008 and 2009. CitizenM Glasgow will be the third hotel to open, and offers mobile citizens of the world affordable luxury in the heart of the city. The concept of the hotel is to cut out all hidden costs and remove all unnecessary items, in order to provide its guests a luxury feel for a budget price. The hotel exists of 198 rooms of 14 sq. m, all prefabricated produced in a factory and easy to transport.

Image Courtesy © Richard Powers 

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: CitizenM Hotel Glasgow
  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Photography: Richard Powers
  • Client: CitizenM
  • Concept, architecture and interior: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project team: Rob Wagemans, Erikjan Vermeulen, Jeroen Vester, Sander Vredeveld, Matthijs Hombergen, Menno Baas
  • Graphic design: KesselsKramer
  • Artworks facade: Alex Dordoy
  • Artwork gate Hopestreet: Concrete
  • Advisors:
    Execution architect: Keppie Design Glasgow
    Structural engineer: WSP Glasgow, Gifford London
    M+E engineer: WSP Glasgow
    Project management and Employers agent : Arcadis UK Glasgow
    Room engineering and modular contractor: CitizenM, Corus Living Solutions

Maggie’s Centre Fife in Kircaldy, Scotland by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Domestic in scale but unique in execution, Maggie’s Centre Fife is set on the edge of a hollow adjacent to Victoria Hospital: a distinctive protected environment providing a haven for cancer patients. Designed to create a transition between the natural and the man-made, it forms a gateway to the surrounding landscape.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Maggie’s Centre Fife
  • Location: Kircaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • Period: 2001 – 2006
  • Client: Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres
  • Status: Built

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Outlandia Fieldstation in Lochaber, Scotland by Malcolm Fraser Architect and London Fieldworks

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: Malcolm Fraser Architect and London Fieldworks

Outlandia is an off-grid treehouse observatory and fieldstation in Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland. A flexible meeting space in the forest for creative collaboration and research, Imagined by London Fieldworks and designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects.

Outlandia view from above in forest (Images Courtesy Malcolm Fraser Architects)

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