RIAS & Historic Scotland Award 2013
June 15, 2013
NORD are delighted to have won an RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) and Historic Scotland Special Category Award (Conversation & Climate Change) for Wasps South Block.
Historic Scotland’s Chief Executive, Ian Walford said:
”The work undertaken to the Glasgow’s WASPS South Block is a prime example of the efforts and ingenuity being taken across the historic environment to ensure it plays its part in combating climate change and delivering long term sustainable uses for traditional buildings.”
Wasps South Block, as one of the 12 RIAS 2013 winners, has also been shortlisted for this year’s RIAS Andrew Doolan ‘Best Building in Scotland’ Award which is to be announced on the 7th November 2013 at the Scottish Parliament.
Ryder 60 Years Exhibition
June 15, 2013
Following Ryder Architecture’s successful ‘Celebrating 60 years, 1953-2013′ exhibition launch in Glasgow’s Briggait, the NORD designed touring exhibition has now moved to The Building Centre in London for the London Architecture Festival.
Exhibition Touring Dates:
London _ The Building Centre, June
Liverpool _ Mann Island, October
Newcastle _ Baltic, November
Scottish Design Awards 2013
June 15, 2013
At the recent Scottish Design Awards Ceremony NORD were delighted to pick up two category trophy wins & two project commendations.
NORD won best ‘Interior Design’ for Wasps South Block and best ‘Low Cost Project’ for Westbourne Drive.
Commendations were received for the Bridge of Dye Steadings in the residential category and Wasps South Block ‘Anchor Tenant Fit Outs’ in the low cost category.
The Lodge on the Lake Competition – 2nd Prize
May 23, 2013
NORD have been awarded ’2nd prize’ from 250 entries in a single stage ideas competition to design a new official residence for the Prime Minister of Australia.
As part of the celebrations for the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, the University of Canberra and the Gallery of Australian Design invited designers to participate in a Design Ideas Competition for a new official residence for the Prime Minister of Australia on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.
The competition, endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, is significant because of the role and cultural value of the Prime Minister’s residence at Australia’s seat of government. The exciting competition for a building of national significance sought design solutions that would spark the national imagination and stimulate debate throughout Australia.
Designing with Black
May 22, 2013
NORD’s Shingle House, Dungeness features in the recently published Australian book ‘Designing with Black – Architecture & Interiors‘ (Images Publishing, Stephen Crafti, 2013).
Stephen Crafti, a Melbourne based architecture writer, has always been drawn to black houses irrespective of the materials they are constructed in, be they zinc, timber or simply painted. The book showcases black houses and is organised according to the following themes: Black Exteriors; Living in Black; Details of Black; Kitchens & Dining in Black; and In Black And White.
Shingle House – Revisited
May 22, 2013
NORD’s Shingle House, Dungeness has been recently documented by contemporary photographer Jim Stephenson.
With a lifelong love of architecture, Jim trained as an architectural technologist and after graduation he worked in the industry for almost ten years, on both sides of the Atlantic. During this time he began to take photographs for architectural practices, eventually setting down his pen to photograph buildings full time.
More of click click jim’s photo essay shown in projects.
PPWH – Approvals
May 21, 2013
NORD are delighted to announce that the planning application for the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has been approved by Glasgow City Council Planning Applications Committee.
This recommendation is subject to conditions and final approval by Scottish Government.
Welcome to Australia
April 19, 2013
NORD’s Alan Pert is now a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.
RIAS Awards 2013 Nominations
April 19, 2013
NORD are delighted to announce that Wasps South Block has been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 2013 Awards.
The judging panel for this year includes RIAS President Elect Iain Connelly FRIAS, Dr Joyce Deans CBE PPRIAS, Lori McElroy MBE, Kathy Li of the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Roger Stephenson OBE, representing the Royal Institute of British Architects. The panel will visit all 25 shortlisted projects before deciding which will receive awards.
Glasgow Film Theatre – Approvals
March 05, 2013
NORD are pleased to announce that they have received Planning & Listed Building Consent approvals for the refurbishment and internal re-configuration of Scotland’s first prestigious Grade B – Listed Art house Cinema.
The project is currently out to tender and the proposed ‘phased’ alteration works is programmed to start on site in the forthcoming months.
Architecture & Urbanism – No. 509
March 01, 2013
NORD’s Shingle House, Dungeness & Linthills, Lochwinnoch both feature in February’s edition of Japan’s architecture & urbanism magazine. A+U’s focal feature titled ‘British Architects’ showcases the recent work of five prominent UK practices.
Architecutre & Urbanism – No. 506
March 01, 2013
NORD’s Primary Substation, 2012 Olympic Park features in December’s edition of Japan’s Architecture & Urbanism magazine titled ‘Architecture in Post-Crisis’.
V&A FURNITURE GALLERY
December 02, 2012
NORD have recently completed the new permanent Dr Susan Weber Gallery for The Victoria and Albert Museum’s internationally renowned furniture collection.
As the first ever V&A gallery dedicated to furniture, the gallery will display more than 200 outstanding pieces of British and European furniture, from the Middle Ages to the present day as well as examples of American and Asian furniture. The gallery will examine in detail the range of materials & techniques employed for each piece, and is the only gallery worldwide to tell the story of furniture production through the way each piece was made and the people who made it.
Photograph courtesy of the V&A.
Designs on Democracy: Architecture and Design in Scotland Post Devolution
November 27, 2012
‘Designs on Democracy : Architecture and Design in Scotland Post Devolution’
The book written by Professor Stuart MacDonald OBE studies architecture in Scotland post-devolution where writings on design are largely non-existent.
The book seeks to fill that gap and ranges over the debates concerning architecture, urbanism, design and the Creative and Cultural Industries and the policies, people and places that stimulate and animate them. The book also tells a story about Scotland’s creatives where they work and how their ideas and what they create and design contribute to Scotland’s democratic culture and identity.
The book will be available soon at ‘All that is Solid’ in Glasgow or can be pre-ordered on Amazon Books.