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A Living Library of Ideas. A Workshop of Tools. A City of Propositions. Scotland's contribution to Biennale Architettura 2018, Venice.
A new online sustainable materials resource for construction professionals, architects, builders and home owners has been launched.
Historically, geographically, climatically and culturally, Scotland offers schools and their pupils one of the richest and most varied...
Town Centre Living: Penny Morriss of Living Streets Scotland on walkable and caring town centres.
A&DS has developed a series of Case Studies to illustrate how the Place Standard tool has been used within the planning process.
Journalist Susan Mansfield visited The Happenstance in Venice and reports on the project and how Venetians have adopted their own free space.
Ideas for a new public library in Leith and an approach to providing fresh water in Havana win the top prizes at the annual student awards.
Our latest blog on A Caring Place comes from the presentation by Steve Malone to the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Towns.
Town Centre Living: Ian Brooke, Deputy Director of Edinburgh's Voluntary Organisation Councils, shares his thoughts on care in the community.
Town Centre Living: What does a caring place look like for an older person? Marie Mullan writes about the joy of having a project.
The latest videos from The Happenstance - Scotland's contribution to the Architecture exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia.
Three new members join the Board of Architecture and Design Scotland - Kirsty Macari, Caroline Parkinson and Lynn Wilson formally appointed.
Town Centre Living: How does design to help create a caring place? Karen Anderson blogs about the concept of a Caring Place.