In 2016 Architecture and Design Scotland delivered the Say Hello to Architecture Programme as part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design
This event focussed on how Design for Manufacture and Assembly and Innovation in construction can deliver housing and public buildings for Scotland.
New publication by A&DS collates Best Use of Timber Awards: Celebrating Five Years of Scottish Timber Architecture
Blog post by Karen Anderson, Chair of A&DS, linked to Chris Leslie's Disappearing Glasgow exhibition.
A short blog on the connection between two exhibitions - Nobody's Home and Disappearing Glasgow.
This article explores three projects that use timber to build structures that help focus visitors' attraction on the wider landscape.
NADFLY reflects on the showing of Introducing ABC ROUTES which was at The Lighthouse from December 2016 - January 2017.
An extract from the Disappearing Glasgow book produced by Chris Leslie.
A guest blog by Andrew Pinkerton from the Oban Communities Trust on the Oban Festival of Architecture.
In 2016 Material Considerations: A Library of Sustainable Building Materials presented a CPD series focusing on sustainable building materials.
A&DS helped Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council prepare for the development of Shetland’s largest housing site at Staneyhill.
Part of a series of articles looking at the implementation of the Place Standard Tool
A&DS, together with our Place Standard partners, has been working closely with Shetland Islands council over the past two years.
Working with Place Standard partners A&DS led a workshop at an Angus Managers Forum event.
DECADE: Community-led regeneration - Letting people lead
DECADE: Participation – How can people shape a building, place or service?
A&DS helped Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership and BIGG Regeneration in their discussions for Port Dundas, Glasgow
Scottish Government and A&DS helped City of Edinburgh Council to manage consultation in South Queensferry in 2015, using the Place Standard
A&DS invited the Carnegie UK Trust to test the Place Standard tool with communities who were winners of the Carnegie Prize for Design and Wellbeing
The Place Standard tool was launched in December 2015 to support the delivery of high quality places in Scotland.
DECADE: Building for wellbeing and health – are we building equally well?
In this blog Jim MacDonald, Chief Executive of Architecture and Design Scotland, reflects on delivering housing for Scotland.
Our guest blog introduces As Ur, a project designed to renovate empty croft homes across the Outer Hebrides.
This blog from John Gilbert introduces a resource for anyone owning a flat in Scotland or is involved in managing the repair of jointly owned housing
DECADE : Housing – I don’t live in a house, I live in a community
A short interview with Johnny Rodger - the narrator of the new audio-tour A Brisk Walk - exploring Glasgow's buildings at risk.
Martin Crookston reviews the new book, by Lou Rosenburg in collaboration with John Rosser, published by the Word Bank.
DECADE: 21st Century learning spaces – space to succeed
Over the past ten years, more and more communities in Scotland have come together to animate and revive the spaces ‘in between’ – greenspace.
Feature article by Susan Mansfield on the Prospect North exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia.
SEDA Annual Conference 2016: Small Buildings, Small Footprints
World Town Leaders Summit: Contribute to the draft agreement
The Unbuilt Edinburgh exhibition – which will run at A&DS throughout May – features drawings showing unbuilt major projects in Edinburgh.
In March we took Say Hello to Architecture to Our Lady of the Missions Primary School in East Renfrewshire as part of their World at Work week.
Time to rethink the role of architecture - link to Alejandro Aravena article
Can buildings tell our story? Reflections on cultural buildings in Scotland.
Interview with Iain Scott, Enterprise Guru and organiser of Place Matters - An Enterprise Mash Up on 20 April 2016.
Board member Sue Evans blogs about using the Place Standard
Reflections on emerging practice from our DECADE series of events.
A Postcard from Oslo: Triennale Year
Throughout 2016 we will -re-publish extracts from the DECADE publication on each topic: first up - Retrofit
A Vimeo channel with all Place Challenge 2015 videos is now available.
In considering how we go about making new homes we need to view the challenge holistically. Blog by Karen Anderson, Chair A&DS
Close the Gap: public participation in architecture - video
Place Challenge 2015 Blog: A Postcard from Arbroath by Martin Crookston, A&DS Board Member
In the run up to the Place Challenge 28-29 October Angus was ready to welcome participants from all over Scotland to Arbroath.
In the run up to our Place Challenge 2015 event (28-29 October) we asked some of our partners in the event to outline their thoughts on the theme.
On 22nd August 2015 a storytelling tent pitched up at the former Co-op site in Dunfermline High Street.
You see them sitting lonely in corners of carparks, dotted around deserted scrubland, behind heras fencing on building sites, in back yards...
Should we stop being distracted by proposals for shiny new buildings, and realise that what we often call regeneration is actually replacement?