Archinect - News 2016-07-26T10:07:48-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149956719/plans-unveiled-to-save-aberdeen-home-of-mitsubishi-founder Plans unveiled to save Aberdeen home of Mitsubishi founder work_for_free 2016-07-08T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-18T05:10:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/txim3t9gbw2jxlql.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A top businessman has offered to help restore the home of [Thomas Blake Glover] a Scottish pioneer who became one of the most famous merchants in Japan [...] If anything can be done to restore Glover House we will be prepared to do it and we have made an offer to contribute to the house reopening in his memory [...] the building would be turned into an &ldquo;ideas hub&rdquo;, which could be used to strengthen business links with Japan - with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The home of Thomas Blake Glover in Japan gets 2 million (!) visitors a year and is an important heritage site,&nbsp;representative for the scottish-japanese history of industrialisation.The Glover's house in Aberdeen is in a reversed situation.&nbsp;It has fallen into a state of disrepair and is in desperate need of restoration. Now, the Founder of the Thomas Blake Glover Foundation, Anne Malcolm, welcomed the proposed renovation work. She said: &ldquo;It is very important that the Glover House should be kept for posterity as it&rsquo;s very important historically."</p><p>There have been no serious historical dramatisations of Glover&rsquo;s remarkable life and role in the Japanese history. Glover, equipped with enthusiasm for his modernising energy, had the willingness to act and negotiate in unfamiliar and dangerous surroundings in late 19th century Japan. The preservation project in Aberdeen aims to keep a architectural record of this famous Scot.</p><p>More informations Thomas Blake Glover offer an essay and a documenta...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/34958354/diller-scofidio-renfro-beat-out-strong-competition-at-aberdeen-city-garden-project Diller Scofidio + Renfro Beat Out Strong Competition at Aberdeen City Garden Project Alexander Walter 2012-01-18T15:17:00-05:00 >2012-04-21T15:33:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2t81aldmjpdca1xy.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro have won the Aberdeen City Garden Project design competition which seeks to transform the center of Aberdeen, Scotland. New York City-based DS+R collaborated with local Scottish architects, Keppie Design and landscape architects OLIN, on this project and emerged as winners from a head-to-head race with another finalist team led by Foster + Partners.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/diller_scofidio_renfro_beat_out_strong_competition_at_aberdeen_city_garden_" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler article</a> to also see the projects of the five shortlisted teams led by Foster + Partners, Gustafson Porter, Mecanoo, Sn&oslash;hetta &amp; Hoskins, and West 8.</p>