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Look inside the new Dunfermline Museum

Take a look inside Dunfermline's new £10.8m museum and art gallery by way of this flythrough video.  The museum has been funded by Fife Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and aims to integrate a modern design with the listed buildings on site including the world's first Carnegie Library. The facility will open in July 2016 and be managed by Fife Cultural Trust. With Dunfermlin ...

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The Reid Building at Glasgow School of Art

Designing a new building for the Glasgow School of Art to sit alongside Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece must have felt like a huge responsibility for american architect Steven Holl.  The Reid Building, named after Dame Seona Reid, who stood down as director of GSA last summer, provides a new home for the design school. ...

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Worship in white: John Pawson-designed church in Germany

Clarity in the architecture is surely conducive to clarity in worship. Church leaders at the Catholic Church of St Moritz Augsburg, Germany knew they were commissioning a radical design having seen British architect John Pawson's work for  Novy Dvur in the Czech Republic. The church is around a thousand years old but fires, wartime bombing and changes in liturgical practice had left their mark on the buildi ...

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Villa Extramuros: mid century chic in a close-to-nature Portuguese setting

Here's something to brighten up a a dark December morning. Apparently designed to  look as if it were owned by a debonair businessman in the 1950s, the five room Villa Extramuros in Arraiolos in Portugal is a mid century inspired hideaway unexpectedly located in a rugged rural location. As well as the paired down, 'outside inside' decor - think handwoven throws, cowhides and Cubist artwork - the villa also ...

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fos see the light; art installation in Madrid

Such a simple idea.This Madrid restaurant, Rayen in Lope de Vega was illuminated for 4 days and nights by yellow tape, painted accessories, pineapples and... a lamp. Created by fos, a group of collaborating artists and architects based in Madrid and Barcelona.     ...

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Original drawings for Irvine New Town

These 1960s plans for Irvine 'New Town' show the architects had the best intentions even if the results attracted controversy. Irvine was officially designated as a 'New Town' in 1966, the fifth and last to be developed in Scotland and the only 'new town' to be located on the coast. The other Scottish 'New Towns' were East Kilbride, Glenrothes, Cumbernauld and Livingston. Plans are afoot for Irvine. There i ...

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University of Aberdeen Library: ‘a luminous landmark for the city’

The University of Aberdeen Library is almost a year old. It opened in September 2012 and was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, a Danish practice, who also designed the Royal National Library in Copenhagen. Featured in international architecture, design journals and blogs it was recently listed as one of 'the top 20 modern mesmerising libraries around the world'. The ground floor is open to the p ...

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Hank Bought a Bus

Frustration at all the desk-based design that dominated his architecture degree drove Hank Butitta to undertake a hands on practical project for his dissertation. After buying a school bus on Craigslist for $3,000 Hank had only several weeks to convert it to a home. With his dissertation at the University of Minnesota completed, the bus is now being put through its paces as a fully functioning home. Hank an ...

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From Beatrix Potter to The Scottish Horse: A new home for the Dunkeld Community Archive

A new Dunkeld Archive Museum has been established in the town's historic square thanks to a hugely successful appeal by the trustees of the town's Chapter House Museum. The aim was to establish a new home for a unique community archive which was previouslly unsuitably and inaccessibly housed in Dunkeld Cathedral. The archive is a remarkable resource comprising photographs, minutes of local societies and rec ...

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