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31 Aug 2011 - No comments
A fire has ripped through a Hazelbank Terrace in the Shandon district of Edinburgh this morning, gutting two properties and forcing dozens of families to be evacuated from their homes. One...
31 Aug 2011 - No comments
The 21st anniversary of Doors Open Days; an annual event in which bolts are unbolted, snibs unsnibbed and locks unlocked, to afford the public entry to normally closed spaces, has been marked....
31 Aug 2011 - No comments
A new sexual health clinic for NHS Lothian has been officially unveiled today by the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson. Initially designed by architects Campbell and Arnott and...
30 Aug 2011 - No comments
Malcolm Fraser, guest chairman of the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards , has unveiled his take on this year’s top additions to Scotland’s housing stock. Almost half of this year’s...
30 Aug 2011 - No comments
A controversial decision by Edinburgh Councillors to terminate the planned tram system at Haymarket could be revisited after First Minister Alex Salmond warned he may withhold £60m in funding....
30 Aug 2011 - No comments
A proposal to erect additional student housing at Argyle Street, Glasgow, by MacDonald Estates has been approved by planners. Designed by Yeoman McAllister Architects the scheme is intended to...
29 Aug 2011 - No comments
Oliver Chapman Architects have completed a bespoke expansion of an end of terrace Victorian property on Trinity Road, Edinburgh, to accommodate a new summer and garden room. Exploiting the...
29 Aug 2011 - No comments
The Earl of Glasgow, Patrick Boyle, has written to Historic Scotland to seek guidance on whether the heritage quango would object to a dramatic piece of wall art adorning the façade of his home...
26 Aug 2011 - No comments
Kenneth Reid Architects have submitted plans on behalf of Period House Development Co to redevelop redundant office space at Colinton Road Edinburgh to form 11 new flats. The development will...
26 Aug 2011 - No comments
Nord Architects have submitted plans for an ambitious makeover for Royal Exchange Square following a ten year process of site acquisitions by the landowner, Glenerrol Ltd. The developer is...
26 Aug 2011 - No comments
Years of cost overruns, disruption and traffic chaos on Edinburgh’s Princes Street may have been in vain after Edinburgh Councillors decided to cut the line short of the city centre. The...
25 Aug 2011 - No comments
FBN Architects have secured planning permission for a development of 55 homes on the site of a former Primary School in Paisley on behalf of Loretto Housing Association. The design...
25 Aug 2011 - No comments
Susan Stephen Architects on behalf of London Cornwall Property Partners have submitted plans for the demolition of a redundant theatre building at Elm Row Pend, Edinburgh, to allow erection of 140...
25 Aug 2011 - No comments
The Commonwealth Games business Portal, an online business networking and matching service, has begun advertising contracts for building the Athletes Village in Glasgow, a crucial component of the...
24 Aug 2011 - No comments
Hollywood star Brad Pitt has been feeding his love for all things Mackintosh with a surprise return visit to the architectural icon’s Hill House, Helensburgh. With Angelina Jolie in tow Pitt...
24 Aug 2011 - No comments
The tenth anniversary of the Carbuncle Awards, Urban Realm’s annual hunt for Scotland’s most dismal places and spaces, is ringing in the changes with a new look website and refreshed judging...
23 Aug 2011 - No comments
An historic Edinburgh church once threatened with demolition has been saved – albeit with conversion to accommodate 31 student flats and a restaurant. Edinburgh City Council planners voted...
23 Aug 2011 - No comments
Holland may be famed for reclaiming land from the sea but it is its current attempts to reclaim land from the air which are stoking international interest Dutch plans to erect a mountain up to...
22 Aug 2011 - No comments
JAMstudio have added a touch of drama to a visitor centre for The Dalmore, refurbishing existing buildings to create an innovative Highland whisky distillery near Inverness. Reflecting The...
22 Aug 2011 - No comments
A new poll suggests that housing is the Scottish public’s chief concern when it comes to public capital investment, implying voters desire to have a roof over their head trumps the need to...
19 Aug 2011 - No comments
Controversial plans to erect a £40m office block on the site of Aberdeen’s Triple Kirks, derelict since the 1970s, have been granted approval by Aberdeen City Council. Architect Halliday...
19 Aug 2011 - No comments
RMJM have moved on site of a sixth form college campus for Newcastle College. The city centre campus will be denoted by an 11,000sq/m signature building for pursuit of advanced practical and...
18 Aug 2011 - No comments
JM Architects have applied for planning permission for a new £50m schools campus at James Gillespie’s High School and Primary School on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council. This calls...
18 Aug 2011 - No comments
Plans have been unveiled for a skyscraping family home in the unlikely environs of Bolton have emerged with the novel idea of shoe horning a  two storey property into an existing chimney stack....
18 Aug 2011 - No comments
Glasgow is set to play host to an international conference on digital documentation next month to discuss the use of 3d technology and digital imaging. The event will provide a platform to...
17 Aug 2011 - No comments
GCA Architects have submitted plans for a new live/work studio in Muirhead, moulded by a particularly tight and narrow site. Occupying a plot measuring just 8m in width the building adopts a...
17 Aug 2011 - No comments
The buildings may be shorter but with the addition of a few strategic hot dog stands, yellow cabs and ‘Walk/Don’t Walk” signs Glasgow has assumed a distinctly American flavour as filming gets...
17 Aug 2011 - No comments
Kraft Architecture are organising a symposium at the tail end of Doors Open Day in order to launch the Lighthouse’s Digital Fabrication Workshop. A range of guest speakers have been lined up...
17 Aug 2011 - No comments
London may still be recovering from its worst bout of rioting in living memory but this hasn’t stalled progress on the ‘Walkie Talkie’, a 37 storey skyscraper being built at 20 Fenchurch...
16 Aug 2011 - No comments
Construction of a Sikh Temple in Glasgow is racing ahead with erection of a tower crane on the Berkeley Street site. Gurdwara Singh Saba has commissioned the £15m temple, which will...
15 Aug 2011 - No comments
Foster + Partners, alongside engineering firm Arup, have published detailed renderings and floor plans of their ambitious ‘flying saucer’ campus design for Apple in suburban Cupertino,...
15 Aug 2011 - No comments
The paint may have only just dried on Glasgow’s newest visitor attraction, its Riverside Museum, but already the refreshed repository of transport curios is celebrating crossing the...
15 Aug 2011 - No comments
Demolition of an eyesore block which has plagued the town of Denny is to finally be demolished over the next 12 weeks – seven years after their demolition was first proposed. Falkirk Council...
12 Aug 2011 - No comments
Works to reshape the disadvantaged Pennywell and Muirhouse district to the north of Edinburgh have been expanded by the city council with the decision to demolish an additional six blocks of flats...
12 Aug 2011 - No comments
A 28 mile by pass of Aberdeen, first mooted more than 30 years ago, has finally been given the go ahead by the Court of Session  following the dismissal of a legal challenge from protesters by the...
11 Aug 2011 - No comments
Metal laden buildings in Edinburgh are to be coated in a special “DNA” smart water to ascribe a unique forensic identity to high value targets in a bid to scupper gangs of metal thieves...
11 Aug 2011 - No comments
Glasgow Institute of Architects, the umbrella body for  architects working in the locale, have brushed up their web presence to provide a more polished shop window to members and the curious....
11 Aug 2011 - No comments
A community hub serving residents of Craigmillar has moved a step closer to being realised with the completion of a sod cutting ceremony in the Edinburgh district. Located at the heart of...
10 Aug 2011 - No comments
The new Housing Association have submitted a full planning application for the construction of heritage and community centre in Calton, Glasgow, adjacent to their existing offices. Located on...
10 Aug 2011 - No comments
Weeks after celebrating completion of Glasgow’s Transport Museum Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid has launched a re-designed website profiling the practice’s work in architecture, product, fashion...
9 Aug 2011 - No comments
A mobile pop up shop, designed to give patrons hands on advice on the latest materials innovations, is to set up shop in Edinburgh for the day on September 8 at Tsunami Axis, Hope Street....
9 Aug 2011 - No comments
Demolition work is progressing on a prominent mixed use site in Glasgow city centre, set to deliver ten retail units, a restaurant and 49 new homes with access to a roof garden - dubbed Buchanan...
8 Aug 2011 - No comments
Plans for the erection of a three storey teaching block at St Ambrose High School at Drumpelier Park, Coatbridge, are now progressing. Main contractor Balfour Beatty is behind the £44m...
8 Aug 2011 - No comments
Two years after his abrupt departure from Archial to join RMJM idiosyncratic architect Will Alsop is going back to his roots with the establishment of a new independent creative studio....
8 Aug 2011 - No comments
A government consultation paper designed to create safer buildings could have consequences for the future design of multi storey car parks, bridges and tall buildings. The document has been...
5 Aug 2011 - No comments
Finalists for the Roses Design Awards 2011 have been announced – a typically varied which proves that even in the harshest of economic climates, good design can still flourish. This year...
5 Aug 2011 - No comments
Brad Pitt is to ditch the glamour of Hollywood for the clamor of Glasgow as the Tinsel Town star heads into the city for a fortnight of filming. Pitt, who has been holidaying in Cornwall with...
4 Aug 2011 - No comments
Edinburgh City Council has signed a deal to deliver more affordable homes in the city – the first to be built under a National Housing Trust Initiative. Money borrowed by the Council to fund...
4 Aug 2011 - No comments
Equifax, a business information provider, has published a new report identifying an 8.6% rise in business failures across the construction industry year on year. This reverses a year long...
3 Aug 2011 - No comments
3DReid and Skypark have submitted plans to refurbish the existing entrance ramp and podium to Glasgow’s Skypark business hub. They call for a full resurfacing of the asphalt podium area with...
3 Aug 2011 - No comments
London 2012 Chairman Lord Sebastian Coe has praised Glasgow’s 2014 preparations on a visit to the city – his first ever. The whistlestop tour took in various Games venues including an...
3 Aug 2011 - No comments
Professor Alan Dunlop, visiting professor at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, is to give a presentation of his work in the education sector to the American...
2 Aug 2011 - No comments
Moat Brae House, a red sandstone Georgian property which inspired JM Barrie to pen the tale of Peter Pan, is to be restored and transformed into a Scottish centre for children’s literature....
2 Aug 2011 - No comments
Union Street Investments Ltd, are to shortly submit a planning application for the conversion of Alexander Thomson’s Egyptian Halls to a 134 bed/32 suites hotel. The G1 Building's scale of...
2 Aug 2011 - No comments
Dundee City Council’s demolition of four unpopular tower blocks in the city’s Hilltown district has paved the way for implementation of a new area masterplan. Some 606 flats were imploded...
2 Aug 2011 - No comments
Schop, the Edinburgh based gallery space run by Oliver Chapman Architects, is to play host to an architectural summer school this August as part of the Edinburgh Festival. Advertised to...
1 Aug 2011 - No comments
Fettercairn , an historic Aberdeenshire estate, could play host to up to 115 “sympathetic” new homes if Aberdeenshire Council approve recently submitted plans from Fasque Properties for a...
1 Aug 2011 - No comments
Aberdeenshire Council have awarded a £7.5m contract to build a new swimming pool, sports facility and community centre in Fraserburgh to Stewart Milne Construction. The six lane pool will be...

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