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GSA Glasgow

Posted by on June 22, 2017 – 01:31 pm

GSA Glasgow

Professor Inns was appointed Director of The Glasgow School of Art in September 2013. He was previously Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) and Director of Research for the College of Art Science & Engineering at the University of Dundee. Tom studied Engineering at Bristol University and Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art. In 1990 he was a co-founder of the Design Research Centre at Brunel University, becoming Director in 1996. He completed his PhD in 1998 and moved to DJCAD as Professor…

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Buy Art Glasgow

Posted by on June 14, 2017 – 01:10 pm

Buy Art Glasgow

The roaring twenties saw the start of the Art Deco design period, this lasted all the way through the Depression years of the 1930s. Modernity made its mark with bold, streamlined, geometric statements (think Empire State, Chrysler Building and Golden Gate Bridge), which translated beautifully into striking and sophisticated jewellery designs. Platinum reigned supreme to showcase fine white diamonds, which were often accented with calibre sapphires or black onyx. Diamond and vibrant coloured gemstone rings, and elongated dinner rings, were complimented…

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Arts in Glasgow

Posted by on May 13, 2017 – 10:31 am

Arts in Glasgow

Having just hosted the Turner Prize in 2015, Glasgow s artistic credentials have never been stronger - discover some of what makes Glasgow such a creative city with our guide to art in Glasgow below! Glasgow Art Map World-class artists are trained and based in this city and there’s artworks aplenty, both traditional and contemporary, for residents and visitors to savour. Navigate your way around the best art and design on offer with this handy Glasgow art map, also available as a pdf. Modern & Contemporary Art Spaces - From more formal gallery…

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Iconic London landmarks

Posted by on May 1, 2017 – 09:55 am

Iconic London landmarks

It s little wonder London is one of the world s top tourist destinations, attracting upward of 15 million visitors each and every year. Britain s capital city is a vibrant arts and entertainment center (its theaters are always busy), and 50 years after the Beatles, the country s music scene still rocks. London also boasts one of the planet s greatest concentrations of cultural attractions. From royal palaces to the people s parliament, from Roman ruins to castles and cathedrals, you could spend endless days exploring London s sites without ever…

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Glasgow Architectural

Posted by on April 21, 2017 – 08:39 am

Glasgow Architectural

Glasgow Architecture blog: Giving the city its identity Glasgow is a city that I have always loved to wander in, but lately I find myself more impressed than ever by its architectural beauty. Most people who know Glasgow will tell you to “look up” when walking the city streets to fully appreciate the intricate detail of the building designs. Very valid advice, but Glasgow has become so visually special nowadays that looking in any direction you like will surely leave you impressed. The city is just getting better and better. The rush towards the…

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History of Glasgow

Posted by on February 8, 2017 – 02:20 am

History of Glasgow

In conjunction with History of Britain, H2’s Facebook fans were asked to let us know which British cities’ histories they’d like to know more about. We received loads of votes, with the top cities being Glasgow, Portsmouth and Liverpool. We’re beginning with Glasgow… Glasgow in the industrial revolution In the 1820s, Glasgow’s population was growing fast, with immigrants moving to the city from the Highlands, and many fleeing from Ireland’s potato famine. The growing demographic provided the city’s industrialists with a vast pool of cheap labour…

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Architects for Home

Posted by on January 4, 2017 – 11:15 pm

Architects for Home

Shigeru Ban s Tokyo house. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai Originally published in Metropolis Magazine asInside the Homes and Workspaces of 8 Great Architects , this article shows the spaces occupied by some of the best-known architects in the world. Documented for an exhibition that will be featured at the Milan Design Week 2014, the images give a glimpse inside the private worlds of some of our favorite designers. It s a cliche that architects have messy workspaces. From chaos comes creation, so the phrase goes. But an upcoming exhibition at this year…

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Architectural Salvage, Glasgow

Posted by on October 14, 2016 – 07:47 pm

Architectural Salvage, Glasgow

Here at G.A.S, we offer a wide range of services covering various activities, some of these have been mentioned in our introductory page. There follows a full list of our services. Doors can be stripped back to the original wood. Where Yale locks have been fitted, (for example), we can expertly patch them with matching timber. Doors can be cut down to fit an opening, we can advise how much can be removed. Radiators can be tested & fitted with modern fittings, blasted, primed & topcoated if required. We can usually hold an item without…

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Glasgow Arts

Posted by on October 8, 2016 – 06:53 pm

Glasgow Arts

When the Glasgow International Festival opens next month, director Sarah McCrory will present her first thematic group show for the programme, inspired by the city’s industrial heritage and its artists’ relationship to manufacturing. The urban shift from heavy industry to the creative industries is a sensitive issue, and by no means one unique to Glasgow, but the sheer lustiness of the city’s art scene, its self-sufficiency and its inventive, ongoing territorialisation of derelict post-industrial spaces in many ways make it a case apart. “If I were…

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Urban Glasgow Forum

Posted by on November 20, 2013 – 10:43 am

Urban Glasgow Forum

Purpose To develop the relationship between research, practice and education in the field of urbanism with a focus on regeneration and placemaking. Currently The Lab has developed as a research unit from 2007 onwards and continues to be a collaborative venture between the Mackintosh School of Architecture (MSA) and Glasgow City Council (GCC). It is funded by both. It is intended as an open partnership and that further partners will be added as and when appropriate. The range of our projects and the way in which they complement the work of each partner…

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