Archinect - News 2014-10-25T01:52:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111506058/the-2014-winners-of-the-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize Justine Testado 2014-10-17T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:28:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5ykllczewr52376x.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following RIBA's announcement of the 2014 Stirling Prize winner, two more UK-based projects won big in the 2014 Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize competitions. The Stormy Castle in Wales by Loyn &amp; Co. Architects received the Manser Medal, which is the UK's highest housing design award. The Stephen Lawrence Prize, which recognizes fresh architectural talent and smaller construction budgets, went to a residential project this year: House No 7 in Scotland by Denizen Works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p><strong>2014 Manser Medal winner: Stormy Castle in Wales by Loyn &amp; Co. Architects</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/ada734hhi3qb6wd8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpfg151uuwtl1kdd.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize winner: House No 7 in Scotland by Denizen Works</strong>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72txsb6tbzs2byms.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxtt8ipm438weirq.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/0013ne9rxoiucl6d.jpg"></p><p>Find more photos and project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_winners_of_the_manser_medal_and_stephen_lawrence_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109177931/what-would-scottish-independence-mean-for-architects What would Scottish independence mean for architects? Nicholas Korody 2014-09-17T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-09-21T20:50:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjcg8ksp85vc74j1.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Scottish architects, a decision to go it alone could create longer-term opportunities for Scotland to enshrine its own architectural education and regulation system based on the protection of function. It could also boost the development of a strong, distinctively Scottish architectural culture [&hellip;] Independence could well dissuade practices and architects from relocating south.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Architects' Journal is polling architects for their opinion ahead of tomorrow's vote on Scottish independence. So far, <a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/scottish-architects-favour-independence-in-6040-split/8669506.article?blocktitle=Most-popular&amp;contentID=-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">two-thirds of Scottish architects voted pro-independence</a>. Specifically: "Those working in small practices showed a clear preference for independence, but those at medium to large practices were divided by an almost even split between the yes and no camps."&nbsp;</p><p>For the most part, the issues behind Scottish independence pertain to more general economic, social, and political considerations, but these would certainly affect the architecture profession. Some have voiced concerns of a brain drain of talented young architects to London. Additionally, the current confusion of what monetary system an independent Scotland would adopt could have severe repercussions for the field, potentially stagnating new projects.</p><p>The most recent polls suggest a <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/17/latest-scottish-independence-poll-ipsos-mori" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">slight lead</a> for the pro-union camp, but it remains quite close.</p><p>Do you have an opinion on tomorrow's referrendum?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100643988/salvage-starts-at-fire-ravaged-glasgow-school-of-art Salvage starts at fire-ravaged Glasgow School of Art Alexander Walter 2014-05-29T18:01:00-04:00 >2014-06-04T00:06:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cbc61d8609db3a472c95d33d6027ea2.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The GSA said that retrieving the archives and collections from inside the building was its &ldquo;first priority&rdquo;. [...] Firefighters were able to save around 70 per cent of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building&rsquo;s contents during the blaze. But the famed Mackintosh library, which contained hundreds of rare periodicals and collections, was destroyed, along with countless works of art and the roof of the west wing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100273460/glasgow-school-of-art-on-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art on fire....</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire UPDATE: Glasgow School of Art fire Archinect 2014-05-23T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-29T02:05:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/liiqrrn5f8xej091.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today's tragic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100273460/glasgow-school-of-art-on-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developing story</a> is the massive fire engulfing the historic <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a> building, the <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=mackintosh+glasgow+school+of+art&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=Wja&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;channel=sb&amp;tbm=isch&amp;tbo=u&amp;source=univ&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=Rot_U_jJEM6JogSFkYCYDA&amp;ved=0CCoQsAQ&amp;biw=1272&amp;bih=1289" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterpiece</a> by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.</p><p>News updates and tweets (<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gsafire?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#gsafire</a>) are pouring in left and right, and we'll try to collect the latest developments in this post.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23gsafire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tweets about "#gsafire"</a></p><p><strong>The Glasgow School of Art Media Centre <a href="http://t.co/X2GU6RfizJ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tweets</a> a link to this Statement from Muriel Gray, Chair of Board of Governors on fire at the Mack:</strong></p><p><em>"Today is a really black one for the GSA, but I cannot thank the fire brigade enough for the speed with which they came and their commitment to contain and extinguish the fire.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Fortunately there have been no fatalities or injuries.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>I am so proud of the staff and students and how everyone has pulled together. We are thankful to all the Glaswegians who turned up to comfort students and to friends from across the world for their messages of support."</em></p><p><strong>The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service publishes <a href="http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2014/05/ongoing-fire-in-glasgow-city-centre.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this update</a>:</strong></p><p><em>Fire at the Mackintosh Buil...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97637684/living-up-to-a-charles-rennie-mackintosh-classic Living up to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh classic Archinect 2014-04-09T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:25:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a6a3ef7f8daa6b02b43a4c121c636d75.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by US architect Steven Holl, the new &pound;30m building - which is part of a &pound;50m project - replaces a 1970s concrete tower block. It will bring the departments of design together under one roof, along with a new lecture theatre, workshops, canteen and staff offices. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a 28-year-old junior draughtsman at a Glasgow architecture firm when he drew up the designs for the building that many consider his masterpiece.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70587375/the-rise-and-fall-of-scottish-architects-rmjm The rise and fall of Scottish architects RMJM Archinect 2013-04-03T16:44:00-04:00 >2013-04-08T20:36:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/0473e3585cce5fea02b718d64c043505.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;When one office was doing well, another was not doing as well,&rdquo; says the source. &ldquo;But we always managed it so that there was the see-saw effect &ndash; one office would be profitable and another would be in the doldrums. But we managed to keep the group afloat.&rdquo; &ldquo;What people are worried about now is that the people who ran the company down are still the ones in charge.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14761282/national-museum-of-scotland-suspend-your-disbelief National Museum of Scotland: suspend your disbelief Archinect 2011-07-26T19:10:09-04:00 >2011-07-26T19:10:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b54fa9641341f83ef78191e669c4a22.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Housed in a magnificent Victorian building designed by Robert Matheson and Francis Fowke, the former Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art forms one half of today's National Museum of Scotland. The other half, next door, dates from 1998 and was designed by the architects Benson &amp; Forsyth in a style that is half Scottish castle, half Le Corbusier monastery. Now, after a &pound;46m renovation, the 19th-century museum reopens on Friday, and the two halves have finally been joined together.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/1082300/mackintosh-s-best-friend-or-worst-foe Mackintosh’s best friend ...or worst foe? Paul Petrunia 2011-03-28T23:07:40-04:00 >2011-04-05T13:18:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/62dc9b93e369553b9b3bd0d192d28bee.jpg" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Holl&rsquo;s relationship with Mackintosh is about to get more intense. Last week, Glasgow City Council granted planning permission for the &pound;50 million GSA building Holl designed to be built across Renfrew Street from the Mackintosh Building.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>