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University of Glasgow map

Posted by on September 7, 2017 – 07:11 pm

University of Glasgow map

With the realisation that another major European war was imminent, a Special Emergency Edition of the 1:10560 County quarter sheets was produced in 1938-39, for Air Raid Precaution (ARP) planning. Most of the revision was of new buildings and roads, and was based on Ordnance Survey revisions and ad hoc surveys. As the title implies, this was a rush job , the nature of which can be seen in the way streets are drawn and any added buildings have no infill. This edition seems to have been produced for all urban areas with a population in excess…

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Park Hill Sheffield Urban Splash

Posted by on August 21, 2017 – 03:47 pm

Park Hill Sheffield Urban Splash

All that shimmers… Urban Splash s renovation of Park Hill has won the approval of the estate s original architects. Photograph: Daniel Hopkinson/Urban Splash When English Heritage decided, in 1998, to make the 1, -flat Park Hill estate in Sheffield the largest listed building in Europe, it seemed to many a monumental joke. Or else a case of wonkery gone mad, of tweed-clad boffins so immersed in their criteria and research that they could not take the commonsense view that the place was a drab, grey, dilapidated thing , as a leading Sheffield city…

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Scottish Architects

Posted by on August 5, 2017 – 03:17 pm

Scottish Architects

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Scotland Art Glasgow

Posted by on May 21, 2017 – 11:03 am

Scotland Art Glasgow

Image copyright Ellie Harrison Image caption Artist Ellie Harrison and the image she has used to publicise her Glasgow Effect project Arts body Creative Scotland has defended giving an artist £15, to spend a year without leaving Glasgow. Ellie Harrison s project is called the Glasgow Effect - a term relating to poor health in parts of the city. The artist said she wanted to explore sustainability by travelling less and focusing more on local opportunities. Critics on social media have described it as a waste of money but Creative Scotland said…

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Architects professional body

Posted by on December 27, 2016 – 10:20 pm

Architects professional body

The RIBA promotes better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture. This organisation upholds standards in the architectural industry and provides training, support and recognition for members in the UK and overseas. The RIBA works with government to improve the design quality of public buildings, residential homes and new communities. There are six categories of membership in the RIBA and these are Student, Associate, Chartered, Retired Chartered, Chartered Practice and Affiliate. Members of the RIBA can benefit from the following:…

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Architectural services Birmingham

Posted by on December 21, 2016 – 09:06 pm

Architectural services Birmingham

John M. Holmes Architect has been a practicing registered architect since 1978. He is registered in Alabama, Arkansas and holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He has extensive experience in residential design and renovation as well as commercial office and institutional projects of all types and sizes. His designs have been featured in numerous publications. We offer complete and comprehensive architectural services for new construction and renovations for residential projects and specialize in small…

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World Heritage Sites Scotland

Posted by on August 9, 2015 – 12:22 pm

World Heritage Sites Scotland

Five sites in Scotland have been recognised as World Heritage Sites (WHS) for their global significance. World Heritage Sites are cultural and/or natural sites of outstanding universal value. They are nominated by their countries of origin for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Being accepted onto the list by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is a high accolade. It provides international recognition of the importance of these sites. Scotland’s World Heritage Sites There…

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Scotland City List

Posted by on August 19, 2015 – 01:29 pm

Scotland City List

MORE and more people are choosing Scotland s cities for holiday visits. Glasgow also saw a rise of 15.6% to 359, 995, while Inverness saw a staggering 24.4% rise of 275, 587 visits from abroad. That increase saw the Highland city move ahead of Manchester in fifth place in the list of the UK’s most-visited locations for holidays. Glasgow was third in the list Fort William also saw an increase of 23.1% to 120, 859 visits, while Stirling, St Andrews and Perth all saw a rise in holiday visits in 2015. Tourism in the UK as a whole seems to be on the…

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New Town, Scotland

Posted by on September 12, 2016 – 12:52 pm

New Town, Scotland

In the late fifties and sixties three new towns were built in Scotland - Cumbernauld, Livingston and then Irvine. These were in addition to the new towns of East Kilbride and Glenrothes, both of which were built in the late 1940s. A playground in Glenrothes. New towns were built to help solve modern day housing problems. The cities were overcrowded and much of the inner city housing was poor quality slum housing. Because they were built on new sites, councils had the opportunity to build towns which were ideal for modern day living. New towns…

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Architecture jobs Scotland

Posted by on February 11, 2015 – 08:51 am

Architecture jobs Scotland

The RIAS free employment advertisements are the first place employers and potential employees look for architectural jobs in Scotland or to advertise when opportunities arise. Please note that this is not a recruitment service but an alternative option for recruiting chartered architects. We can advertise the vacancies on this site with a link to practice email addresses and websites to enable applicants to respond directly. We are conscious that recruitment advertising can be expensive and this is one way of reaching all chartered architects in…

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