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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...
The power of design: Scottish Ministers appoint Ann Allen as Chair of the Board of A&DS, as Karen Anderson steps down after two terms at the helm.
What are A&DS Board Member Caroline Parkinson's special places in Scotland? What inspires her and where could we do better? Read her Geddes-Gram here.
A Caring Place Advisory Group - Workshop Notes Part 3 - what actions can we take away from the workshop to make Caring Places?
We asked Sandy Beattie, A&DS Board Member, to answer our Geddes-Gram - a snapshot of the state of Scotland's built environment.
A Caring Place Advisory Group - Workshop Notes Part 2 - key messages coming out of the session and looking at the issues and opportunities.
We asked Karen Anderson, Chair of A&DS Board, to answer our first Geddes-Gram, taking the temperature of Scotland's built environment.
This first part explores what makes a Caring Place; key messages coming out of the session, as well as some potential actions that were discussed.
Town Centre Living: how do we create building facilities that are fit for everyone regardless of their age, ability or gender.
While the technical rationale for offsite construction is well established, what does Scotland need to do to aid housing delivery on the ground?
Making Public Places better for everyone - an ageing population is fast becoming one of the biggest challenges facing society, writes Lucy Richards.