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Cameron Webster amongst Saltire winners

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November 24 2011

Cameron Webster amongst Saltire winners
Cameron Webster Architects won the best private dwelling category at the Saltire Awards for their work on Craignish, Lochgilpead.

The studio won over judges with their daring cantilevered intervention on a rocky outcrop – boasting spectavular views over Loch Beag.
Elder & Cannon meanwhile walked away with a gong for best large scale housing project – accorded for their well received work at the Botany, Maryhill Locks.

The scheme also caught the eye of awards chairman Malcolm Fraser who bestowed upon it the best in show Saltire Award. Fraser enthused: “Elder and Cannon’s housing at Maryhill shows that what’s at the heart of good building, is architecture. 

“Placemaking and urbanism are important concepts; and speaking to people, and the simple task of making a nice house for them, imperative.  But this project shows that what draws all together is the art and the craft of architecture. 

“This is building that is both strong and humane, its robustness at the service of those who live there.”

An innovation in housing award went to Rettie & Co for their Resonance Funding Model – a public/private partnership toward the delivery of affordable homes.

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