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Home Design London

Posted by on October 5, 2021 – 02:18 am

Home Design London

Sometimes home is more than just a house; when you’re friends with your neighbors – old and young – and love your local shops and pub, that sense of home can expand to include your whole neighborhood. So when photographer Jenny Lewis and her husband Duncan Western, of film company Splice, moved to this dignified Georgian terrace 10 years ago, they were only relocating here from the next street. With a baby on the way they needed a family-friendly house, but were loathe to leave the hip neighborhood of Haggerston (in the East London district of Hackney)…

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Edinburgh New Town map

Posted by on October 1, 2021 – 02:17 am

Edinburgh New Town map

Prosperity in Scotland during the 1700 s, combined with wealth consequent to considerable political power now enjoyed by Scots in Parliament in London, led to an explosion of new building. At that time the Old Town was overcrowded, noisy and dirty. Visitors said they could smell Edinburgh as they appraoched Dalkieth some 8 miles to the South. Lack of proper drainage and generally insanitary conditions caused ill-health. It is no wonder that plans were made to build a new Edinburgh, and the site that was chosen was just to the North on a long low…

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Architect, Designer

Posted by on August 30, 2021 – 01:45 am

Architect, Designer

I have a degree in Architecture and was in the field for about 8 years. Ok first, you need to clarify if you are referring to a designer who is a licensed architect, or something more like a home designer. A home designer is a guy like you or me who just knows the ins and outs of building a home. He doesn t even need a degree. There are legal restrictions on what size and type of building he can build. He can t seal a set of plans. He might put a designed seal on his plans but it s unofficial and not recognized by any organization. The buildings…

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Landscaper Edinburgh

Posted by on July 21, 2021 – 01:13 am

Landscaper Edinburgh

Practical fieldwork features throughout the programme and you’ll have access to a number of field sites including Ian Hamilton Finlay’s acclaimed garden, ‘Little Sparta’. You’ll use these sites to explore the relationships between culture, history and the environment. They’ll also form the basis of project proposals that you will develop based around, for example, a public art project, an ethnographic field study, a geographical project or a textual anaylsis. Organise, present and reflect You’ll take an active role in the development and organisation…

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Historic Edinburgh

Posted by on July 1, 2021 – 12:12 am

Historic Edinburgh

The Old Town Edinburgh’s oldest district lies in the center and is home to Edinburgh Castle and many other famous landmarks. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this medieval maze of ‘wynds’ (the local name for the narrow streets between buildings) is a huge draw with tourists. At the heart of the Old Town is the Royal Mile boulevard, which English writer Daniel Defoe once described as “perhaps the largest, longest, and finest street for buildings and number of inhabitants in the world”. The Royal Mile has four different segments – Castlehill…

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New Parliament House Edinburgh

Posted by on March 26, 2021 – 10:13 pm

New Parliament House Edinburgh

Last year, Edinburgh’s 3-day New Year Festival, Hogmanay, was a complete sell out. Over 148 people travelled from 70 different countries to toast the bells and welcome in the New Year “the Scottish way”. And with a fun-filled, action packed programme, this year, the celebrations are sure to be bigger and better than ever before. Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant city centre, Parliament House Hotel is the perfect place to welcome in the New Year and enjoy all the Hogmanay celebrations … without the long walk, bus or train ride home. Our…

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Arts School London

Posted by on March 22, 2021 – 10:09 pm

Arts School London

An array of Westminster fashion design alumni including Ashley Williams, Christopher Bailey, Markus Lupfer, David Ferreira, Jack Byne, Amanda Svart, Emma Charles and Roberta Einer who all studied at the University of Westminster’s School of Media, Arts and Design, showcased their new collections at London Fashion Week. An investigation into the history of Jamaican music’s contribution to the culture and heritage of Britain is to be launched at the University of Westminster. Oscar award winning director and University of Westminster graduate Asif…

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Sites in Edinburgh

Posted by on January 21, 2021 – 07:54 pm

Sites in Edinburgh

1 The Royal Mile The Royal Mile refers to the road linking Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse . Lined with charming townhouses and historic landmarks, this splendid thoroughfare is a great first stop in Edinburgh with its fine shops (including kilt makers), numerous inns, museums, cafés and restaurants. Many of the buildings are tall, averaging six to 15-stories and referred to locally as lands . Narrow little alleys, called winds with the hidden backyards closes , weave in and around them. Some of the most popular attractions…

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Old and New Edinburgh

Posted by on November 18, 2020 – 06:02 pm

Old and New Edinburgh

William Chambers of Glenormiston (April 16, 1800 - May 20, 1883) was a Scottish publisher and politician, the brother of Robert Chambers. He was born in Peebles and came to Edinburgh in 1814 to work in the bookselling trade. He opened his own shop in 1819 and branched out into printing. With his younger brother, Robert, he produced books of Scottish interest, such as Gazetteer of Scotland. Their publishing business prospered, and in 1859 - the year in which Chambers s Encyclopaedia saw the light - he founded a museum and art gallery in Peebles…

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Edinburgh Architecture

Posted by on July 1, 2020 – 04:02 pm

Edinburgh Architecture

Ola Uduku is Reader in Tropical Architecture and Environmental Design, she is also Dean International for Africa. She is Co-Programme Director of the collaboratively taught MSc in Urban Strategies and Design. She is involved in undergraduate teaching in Environmental Design, is course organiser for Technology and Environment 2A, and teaches the postgrduate elective on African Cities. She is also co-convenor of the ESALA FridayBrown BagLecture Series. She has also worked with student design teams via the ESALA Project Office on two pro bono projects;…

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