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31 Aug 2010 - No comments
In a piece penned for today’s Scotsman, and submitted to Urban Realm, Malcolm Fraser takes a close look at development in Edinburgh. In it Fraser urges the city to move on from a “bankers...
30 Aug 2010 - No comments
Work is progressing apace on the site of Anderson Bell Christie’s design for Yorkhill Housing Association’s new headquarters on Argyle Street, Glasgow. The mixed use scheme incorporates 31...
27 Aug 2010 - No comments
Port of Leith Housing Association has unveiled a number of developments at Leith waterfront as part of a £22.5m investment programme. This has seen the association procure a number of sites,...
26 Aug 2010 - No comments
The Scottish Civic Trust are poised to commence opening Scotland’s doors next month as the annual free ‘Doors Open Days’ festival returns for its 20th anniversary year. Every weekend in...
25 Aug 2010 - No comments
Sculptor Andy Scott has unveiled his latest piece, a steel depiction of the female form, on the A80 past Cumbernauld. The giant artwork had to be split into eight pieces to allow it to be...
24 Aug 2010 - No comments
As Scotland’s Housing Fair enters its final week of its public stint in the limelight Oliver Chapman Architects have heralded the debut of their prototype rural homes as a “great success.”...
23 Aug 2010 - No comments
Skirmishes, a charity delivering voluntary assistance to communities wishing to improve their built & natural environments, have launched a competition to design a ‘Vox Populi’ kiosk for the...
20 Aug 2010 - No comments
The Royal Incorporation of British Architects are hoping to clamp down on the practice of some developers who acquire big name architects to boost their chances of planning permission, only to...
19 Aug 2010 - No comments
A group of architecture students from Aberdeen’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment are ditching traditional bar and restaurant work this summer to undertake...
19 Aug 2010 - No comments
Stride Treglown Architects have secured planning approval for a £13m student residence on behalf of Marcus Worthington Ltd in Preston. The 13 storey tower is designed to dominate the western...
18 Aug 2010 - No comments
Aberdeen based Graham Mitchell Architects have launched an updated practice website in conjunction with completion of three terraced homes for the Scottish Housing Expo, the only practice from...
17 Aug 2010 - No comments
A team of experts from Historic Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio have begun the process of laser scanning Scara Brae, Orkney, as part of the ‘Scottish Ten’...
17 Aug 2010 - No comments
Smith Scott Mullan Associates have commenced on George Watson’s Sport Hall, a comprehensive restructuring of the existing sports facilities at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh. This...
16 Aug 2010 - No comments
McLean Architects have secured planning permission for East Kilbride golf club’s new clubhouse following a devastating fire in January which gutted the previous accommodation. Kept...
16 Aug 2010 - No comments
Smith Scott Mullan Architects are drawing up a masterplan and design strategy for Stranraer’s waterfront on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council. This plan calls for a restructuring of...
13 Aug 2010 - No comments
Alan Dunlop has published his first commission to be secured since splitting with former partner Gordon Murray and practice gm+ad, a new build house in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh. It...
13 Aug 2010 - No comments
Aberdeen FC have unveiled plans for their new 21,000 seat stadium, a proposal they hope will garner glowing reviews. Club chiefs have ordered the £38m venue to replace their existing...
12 Aug 2010 - No comments
Nominations for the Roses Design Awards 2010 go live today, culmination of a judging process in Glasgow chaired by the ‘grandfather of British brutalism’ Owen Luder. Luder instructed to...
12 Aug 2010 - No comments
Hudson Hirsel has won planning permission for a development of 105 homes in the Borders town of Coldstream. Leet Haugh, situated on the edge of the Hirsel Estate, seat of the Earls of Home,...
6 Aug 2010 - No comments
Gateshead Council is to begin work on clearing the site of Owen Luder’s 29 storey Derwent Tower – the Dunston Rocket, before the year is out after issuing tenders for its demolition....
6 Aug 2010 - No comments
An icon of the nuclear age, the dome shaped reactor of Dounreay, is under threat of demolition after Historic Scotland, the government’s heritage quango, thrust a decision on whether to list the...
5 Aug 2010 - No comments
A recent 3DReid championed Student Competition won by Alan Keane of the University of Dundee provoked some debate amongst Urban Realm readers. They queried whether real world considerations ought...
5 Aug 2010 - No comments
Scotland’s Housing Expo at Milton of Leys, Inverness, s opening its doors to visitors through to August 31, offering members of the public a chance to peruse 52 homes and interiors of the future...
4 Aug 2010 - No comments
Sculptor Andy Scott’s latest work, a 10m high feminine form, is preparing to make a first appearance in her new home of Cumbernauld by bathing in a 450 degree vat of molten lead. The extreme...
4 Aug 2010 - No comments
An ambitious plan to develop woodland and wildlife habitats across the central belt has been unveiled today. The Forestry Commission, who are in charge of a £362k pot, say the money will be...
4 Aug 2010 - No comments
Frank Burnett Ltd, owners of the Inchmarlo golf club in Banchory has unveiled ambitious plans to transform the course with a £100m investment programme. It will see the club construct 77...
3 Aug 2010 - No comments
The adjective most likely to spring to mind when ‘Cumbernauld’ is mentioned is ‘Carbuncle’. The infamous New Town has been recipient of the Plook on the Plinth accolade more than any other...
3 Aug 2010 - No comments
CM Architects have submitted £2.5m plans to reconfigure a redundant office block at 74 Miller Street, Glasgow, into private residences. A full external refurbishment of the Edwardian building...
2 Aug 2010 - No comments
Iran may be no stranger to controversy but its latest project, a scheme to relocate its embassy to an uncompromisingly contemporary development in one of London’s most prestigious addresses, has...

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