Bature Brewery: Core Product Range

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We have been working with Bature Brewery on a new core range of beers to coincide with the opening of their Lagos brewery, taproom and restaurant in Nigeria.  Working with and celebrating Nigerian based artists is their vision for the future of the brand and brewery. Collaborating with Lagos artist Williams Chechet on Black Gold Stout and Harmattan Haze, and Yemisi Williams on First Lady IPA and Naija Electric Pale Ale, we developed a suite of designs that aim to […]

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166 Gorbals Street

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The former Linen Bank building is one of the few remaining tenements of the old Gorbals. Designed by James Salmon Junior, the category A-listed building incorporates a mix of styles that showcase Salmon’s various influences and is a significant example of the confidence and individuality of the Glasgow Style. The surrounding area had lain blighted for three decades when Southside Housing Association was finally given the go-ahead for revival of plans for the building’s restoration. The building had fallen into serious […]

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Lower Tullochgrue

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Lower Tullochgrue is the refurbishment and extension of a traditional house in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. A dilapidated steading has been replaced by a contemporary extension, with a timber and glass upper volume above a stone plinth, with the existing topography of the site maintained at all times. The brief was for the creation of a home which could be used by numerous members of a large family, both collectively and in smaller family groups. This drove […]

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The Floating Church

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The Floating Church, Genesis, is a new, wide-beam canal boat crowned with an innovative pop-up roof designed by London-based architects Denizen Works. The barge commissioned by the Diocese of London as a mobile assembly space was developed in collaboration with Turks Shipyard and naval architect Tony Tucker. Genesis is conceived as a modern-day mission, developing links with growing communities living around the canal in East London over the next 25 years. Its mobility and flexibility of programme will ensure lasting […]

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Royal Academy of Music

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The Royal Academy of Music in London, is the UK’s original conservatoire. With world-renowned training, they have produced some of the world’s best and most loved musicians, with famous alumni such as Sir Elton John and Dame Evelyn Glennie.   We were tasked with bringing harmony to their digital presence to help breathe life into this incredible institution.  Our brief for the website was to create a portal into everyday life at the Academy, showing the energy, passion and talent […]

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Scotland at Night

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What if a country was so beautiful, that it was just as mesmerising when you can’t see it? On Christmas Eve, VisitScotland took us on a tour of Scotland like no other. We wanted to remind people to explore the Rough Guide’s readers No.1 most beautiful country in the world, and that even in the dark the dramatic beauty of Scotland is still there, and always will be, even when the Sun’s gone down. In a world first, we captured this […]

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MESART GWR – Hair Salon

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It took our client many years to find the right location for their new salon. The site needed to be large enough to become a super salon; a space big enough to offer many services under one roof. As hair professionals, our client is accustomed to making others feel beautiful. However, with rising environmental concerns, they also believe it is their social responsibility to turn our joint attention to preserving the beauty of the world we live in. Therefore our […]

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Spencer Courtyard

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Spencer Courtyard is a development of five new dwellings created in a tight brownfield site in Finchley. The former disused timber yard presented several difficult problems to overcome before a coherent scheme emerged.   Extensively considered design from initial site investigation and layout, individual house arrangement to the choice of materials demonstrates the high quality of this design. The scale and form is directly influenced by the context with the strong rooflines a response the local vernacular.   The single-storey […]

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Lower Tullochgrue

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Lower Tullochgrue is the refurbishment and extension of a traditional house in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. A dilapidated steading has been replaced by a contemporary extension, with a timber and glass upper volume above a stone plinth, with the existing topography of the site maintained at all times. The brief was for the creation of a home which could be used by numerous members of a large family, both collectively and in smaller family groups. This drove […]

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Scotland at Night

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What if a country was so beautiful, that it was just as mesmerising when you can’t see it? On Christmas Eve, VisitScotland took us on a tour of Scotland like no other. We wanted to remind people to explore the Rough Guide’s readers No.1 most beautiful country in the world, and that even in the dark the dramatic beauty of Scotland is still there, and always will be, even when the Sun’s gone down. In a world first, we captured this […]

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Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: Night Walk for Edinburgh

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Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s Night Walk for Edinburgh is a 50-minute walk through the Old Town of Edinburgh after dark. Following a film on your tablet or smart phone and a soundtrack on your headphones, you can walk up Advocate’s Close and along a route that weaves around the Royal Mile before returning to where you started. The route involves c.120 steps up and 30 down, and uneven ground, and is entirely in public, un-invigilated space. Following Janet Cardiff’s voice and […]

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Aberdeen Art Gallery

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As a key part of its recent extensive refurbishment, Speirs Major have re-lit the interior and exterior of Aberdeen Art Gallery, including existing and new galleries, event spaces and cafes. The design delivers the impression of bright, naturally lit spaces consistently throughout the year, smoothing out the effects of natural variation in daylight hours, and has given the Gallery a positive new after-dark identity. Visitors enter and circulate vertically through the centralised atrium known as the ‘Sculpture Court’, which benefits […]

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You + I

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You + I is the new name for Clever Kombucha. Handmade in Glasgow, Scotland, they make all natural kombucha’s, botanical teas and barley waters that will make you feel a world of good. Founders Alan and Kelsey asked us to help them rebrand their successful drinks business and design a new range of packaging for their established kombucha drinks.  The business, founded in 2017, had grown organically and was relocating into a larger brewery and taproom, allowing them to increase […]

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You + I

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Drinks with benefits. You + I is the new name for Clever Kombucha. Handmade in Glasgow, Scotland, they make all natural kombucha’s, botanical teas and barley waters that will make you feel a world of good. Founders Alan and Kelsey asked us to help them rebrand their successful drinks business and design a new range of packaging for their established kombucha drinks.  The business, founded in 2017, had grown organically and was relocating into a larger brewery and taproom, allowing […]

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Linton Hotel and Self-Catering Accommodation

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This proposition was to create a unique Hotel and Self-Catering development within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The project is located at the former Linton Camp, once operated to offer a countryside education to inner city children, the proposal now seeks to offer that experience to new generations. This challenging site, located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, next to a scheduled monument, had been subject to several failed planning processes previously. Following rigorous development and dialogue with both […]

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Bature Brewery: Core Product Range

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We have been working with Bature Brewery on a new core range of beers to coincide with the opening of their Lagos brewery, taproom and restaurant in Nigeria.  Working with and celebrating Nigerian based artists is their vision for the future of the brand and brewery. Collaborating with Lagos artist Williams Chechet on Black Gold Stout and Harmattan Haze, and Yemisi Williams on First Lady IPA and Naija Electric Pale Ale, we developed a suite of designs that aim to […]

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Digital Competence Framework

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In the summer of 2019, we began work on a newly commissioned BBC Wales initiative as part of their new learning curriculum: Digital Competence Framework. The delivery was a series of short educational films for 11–14-year-old pupils (11 films, 3-5 minutes each). To help teach them about the dynamics of working with digital formats, platforms and how they should consider how they represent themselves online and to different groups. Our developed strategy was to create a series of films that […]

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Woodside Multi Storey Flats

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The Regeneration of Glasgow’s Woodside Multi-Storey Flats Tackle fuel poverty whilst exemplifying a shift to retrofitting high rise housing. Collective Architecture was commissioned to undertake the refurbishment and thermal upgrade of three, 22 storey flats; 1350 flats in total in the North of Glasgow. This project is the largest of its kind in Scotland and promotes economic growth, social capital and environmental improvement.  The refurbishment was an outcome of a study where the client wished to carry out external improvement […]

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Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

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Ray Harryhausen, the father of modern special effects, an icon of cinema who inspired the modern greats including George Lucas and Del Toro.  The visuals for an exhibition devoted to Harryhausen, one which would be the largest and widest-ranging exhibition of his work ever seen, could not be just inspired by or complementary, they had to not only be wholly authentic and respectful but be part of the narrative of the exhibition.  Playdead were commissioned by the National Galleries of […]

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Quarry Studios

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The studio complex is sited in a former quarry, surrounded by a heavily wooded area near the geographic centre of the Cairngorms National Park.  Anchored around two concrete monoliths, the principal studio and café buildings represent the private and public aspects of practice: encouraging collaboration and concentration. The building form has been configured to nestle into the surrounding moraine landform of drumlin and esker. Tucked into the bowl of the quarry with the roofline set parallel to the escarpment edge […]

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Glenrothes 50 Year Old

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To celebrate the first time opening of the Glenrothes distillery we were commissioned to create a 50 run of personal invites / membership and accompanying books for Glenrothes distillery for the celebration of the newly released 50-year-old whisky. Designed in collaboration with Studio Edrington the whole experience was created around the sense of the first opening and the tactility of touch, smell and experience, a truly unparalleled moment. Fifty years. Fifty Bottles. Fifty Members. The sense of opening expression starts […]

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Fathom

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Before starting our project for Fathom, we completed market research that exposed the saturation and technological advancement of the engineering industry’s marketplace. Most brands in the sector share a highly modern design approach, alluding to the future in an attempt to communicate technological superiority. With this in mind, we set out to instead define Fathom through its origins, creating visual branding that would signify the core principles of engineering, evoking a sense of nostalgia that would disrupt the market’s highly modern tendencies.  We […]

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The Spirit of London

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With Beefeater preparing to mark its 200th Anniversary, the team approached us to create a beautiful coffee table book that would serve not only as a celebration of the brand, but also as an exploration into Beefeater’s relationship with London, the wider world and the gin industry at large.  Not just another book about gin, this book takes a step back to explore the social, cultural, and contemporary surrounds of London Dry Gin, celebrating Beefeater as a constant within a landscape of contrast and change.  Unlike many books […]

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Bature Brewery: Core Product Range

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We have been working with Bature Brewery on a new core range of beers to coincide with the opening of their Lagos brewery, taproom and restaurant in Nigeria.  Working with and celebrating Nigerian based artists is their vision for the future of the brand and brewery. Collaborating with Lagos artist Williams Chechet on Black Gold Stout and Harmattan Haze, and Yemisi Williams on First Lady IPA and Naija Electric Pale Ale, we developed a suite of designs that aim to […]

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House in Bearsden

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Set within a leafy secluded suburban area of Bearsden, our house was developed as a simple one to two storey four bedroom house within a former vacant plot. Previously a domestic tennis court, the confines of the site are strongly defined by a perimeter of mature Scots pine trees. The project was conceptually conceived as a brick house that masters a subservient open-plan pavilion to its long narrow site between two existing residential properties. Intentionally domestic in scale and familiar […]

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Taigh Bainne

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On the Isle of Eriskay, a two-celled stone ruin situated on a spectacular promontory, overlooking the Princes Beach, was a favourite for onlookers to photograph.  It is thought that this structure was once a small home before becoming a small dairy (hence the name – Taigh Bainne – the Dairy).  What was clear, however, was that numerous adaptations had been made over time to the building.  Having travelled the Outer Hebrides, the client paused at this stone ruin to take […]

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Inverness Justice Centre

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Inverness Justice Centre is the first in a new generation of Scottish courts- bringing together, in one location, the various organisations that support the justice system. Services including the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service(SCTS), the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Families Outside, Criminal Justice Social Work, HMCTS, NHS Highland, Scottish Women’s Aid, Witness Service/Victim Support and Citizens Advice. The ambition articulated by SCTS was that the architecture should contribute to the reforms currently being instigated in the delivery of […]

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Forth Valley College, Falkirk Campus

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The opening of Forth Valley College’s new Falkirk Campus marked the culmination of 11years of collaboration with Reiach and Hall Architects and the completion of a “family” of 3campuses in Alloa,Stirling and Falkirk. The new campus – which will serve as FVC’s headquarters – completes the college’s ambitious £128million estates programme which saw Alloa Campus open in 2011 and Stirling Campus open a year later. The Scottish Government’s investment in the construction of the new campus, makes the campus one […]

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Hams Way Footbridge

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Designed in collaboration with COWI and Burroughs the Hams Way Footbridge forms part of the important Worcester Southern Link Road Phase 4 project and replaces a signal-controlled pedestrian crossing across the A4440, one of Worcester’s busiest roads carrying more than 30,000 vehicles each day. With the aim of improving sustainable transport links in the area, the new footbridge improves National Cycle Network Route 46 from Worcester towards the Malvern Hills by separating cyclists and pedestrians from traffic at the busy […]

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Onsuri

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Having sold their product as white-label to Michelin starred establishments for years, Onsuri Olive Oil made the decision to launch direct to consumer. Where Giants Roam worked directly with the client to produce a range of images and animations to launch their direct-to-consumer offering. The work produced by Where Giants Roam provided a range of outputs for campaign purposes, including a round of crowd-funding, marketing and press. The project was interesting and challenging for the team in that there were […]

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King’s Cairn, Archerfield

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Earlier this year we were approached by Brown & Brown Architects to create a set of CGI visuals for a new residential property on a plot in King’s Cairn, Archerfield, East Lothian. Working closely with the architects, we produced interior and exterior CGI visuals which were used to communicate the details of the proposed design to the client, giving them a clear vision of how their new home will look a few years before the proposed completion date. The visuals […]

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Barony Campus

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Situated on a 19.8-hectare site, the new Barony Campus consolidates five schools into one shared campus, creating a centre for education for the towns of Cumnock, Auchinleck and the surrounding area. The project for East Ayrshire Council, and based on standards set by the Scottish Futures Trust, includes a secondary school (for 1,633 pupils), a primary school (517 pupils), a nursery (240 children), an 80-place supported learning centre, 30 additional places for students with special educational requirements, playing fields and […]

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Glenkinchie Distillery

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The Glenkinchie Distillery project for Diageo comprises of the refurbishment and upgrading of a collection of Victorian Category ‘B’ listed buildings. Our brief was the conversion of the redundant Maturation Warehouse to create a new visitor experience. Glenkinchie, lovingly known as ‘The Garden Distillery’ is one of the last remaining lowland distilleries. Historically, the Distillery was the heart of the community, providing jobs, housing, and much more. Whilst the community was an important part of the brief, we realised that […]

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Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood

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AK Bell, a noted philanthropist, constructed the original Housing Estate in 1923.  It provides high quality housing at mid-market rents. The new housing development provides  flexible  two bedroom homes which can  accommodate a range of  tenants  such as young ‘starter’  families, single people, downsizers, and people with physical and perceptual impairments (such as dementia) including those with a live-in carer. Adding value: We prepared a community-led Masterplan integrating new and existing housing and greenspace.. Older people were living in hard […]

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Gannochy Lifetime Neighbourhood

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AK Bell, a noted philanthropist, constructed the original Housing Estate in 1923.  It provides high quality housing at mid-market rents. The new housing development provides  flexible  two bedroom homes which can  accommodate a range of  tenants  such as young ‘starter’  families, single people, downsizers, and people with physical and perceptual impairments (such as dementia) including those with a live-in carer. Adding value: We prepared a community-led Masterplan integrating new and existing housing and greenspace.. Older people were living in hard […]

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Accessible Touch – Developing an ATM touchscreen solution for everyone.

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Touchscreens require special consideration as to how they can be used by blind and partially sighted people. Greater adoption of touchscreens in consumer devices means greater acceptance of accessible interaction patterns. But there are differences between consumer devices and self service devices. The User Centered Design Group at NCR sought to develop a touchscreen ATM that could be used by everyone by building accessibility into the solution at a fundamental level. Please read document via the drop box url in […]

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Lockerbie sawmill office & visitor meeting rooms

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Lockerbie Sawmill office & visitor meeting rooms   James Jones & Sons Ltd are the UK’s largest sawmiller and their flagship mill at Lockerbie is used as a showcase for modern sawmilling. The brief was to create a building to welcome visitor groups of up to 40 people and provide additional office and staff accommodation.   The building takes the form of two offset pitched forms: a single storey office wing and a two-storey volume housing the reception, meeting rooms […]

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Walter Bower House

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Walter Bower House, University of St Andrews. The series of buildings which form Walter Bower House are remnants of the old Curtis Papers paper mill covering approximately nine hectares of land which the University are developing aligning the A919. The old paper mill site, now known as Eden Campus, is the home for the University’s local Biomass plant and is being developed as a centre of innovation providing a bridge to connect academics with industry. Since opening in 2018, Eden […]

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Lockerbie sawmill office & visitor meeting rooms

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Lockerbie Sawmill office & visitor meeting rooms   James Jones & Sons Ltd are the UK’s largest sawmiller and their flagship mill at Lockerbie is used as a showcase for modern sawmilling. The brief was to create a building to welcome visitor groups of up to 40 people and provide additional office and staff accommodation.   The building takes the form of two offset pitched forms: a single storey office wing and a two-storey volume housing the reception, meeting rooms […]

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Elgin & Appin Ward (Stobhill Mental Health Estate)

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The new Stobhill Mental Health Estate was conceived during a time where the understanding of the pressure on mental health services throughout the UK was growing. As part of their wider mental health services strategy (NHS GG+C) proposed to re-provide a 20-bed adult facility (AAU) to replace existing facilities at Parkhead Hospital, and a 20-bed elderly ward (CCC) that would replace an element of the bed capacity at Birdston Nursing Home. Both were to be supplemented with associated staff and […]

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Fraser Avenue, Inverkeithing. Working with the local community to transform an unloved Fife housing estate.

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Fraser Avenue, a mid-20th century housing estate in Fife, was no longer fit for purpose. Living in one of the most disadvantaged areas in Scotland, residents felt alienated and a lack of belonging. Fife Council engaged 7N to work with the local community to develop regeneration proposals. An extensive resident engagement process confirmed that negative feelings about the area were linked to poor layout and ambiguously designed spaces of the existing estate.  The project has transformed the neighbourhood into a […]

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THE FALKIRK WHEEL EXPERIENCE

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This project is the lighting of Scotland’s unique asset -The Falkirk Wheel – a global icon of contemporary Scotland. It is the world’s only rotating boat lift, a unique visitor attraction on Scotland’s Canals and world-renowned piece of design. The result is a bespoke, flexible, dynamic and autonomous installation which accentuates this remarkable piece of engineering and design. The lighting design celebrates the forms of this structure and enhances its presence within the landscape.  The new lighting will enable the […]

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Barrington Reeves

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Reason for nomination “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” Malcolm X, 1962. It’s this confident self-determination that’s driven Barrington Reeves’ dramatic and unprecedented impact on Scotland’s creative  community in 2020. Young, Black and gifted, Barrington is Scotland’s only Black agency owner and creative director. From Coatbridge roots he’s defied odds in becoming photographer, graphic and web designer, hiphop and RnB club impresario, founder of BLM Glasgow, co-convenor of BLM Scotland, establishing homeless music-therapy charity, Turn the Tables and Black […]

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Mairi Laverty

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Reason for nomination We believe that Mairi Laverty should win Young Architect of the Year due her ability to balance exceptional design with the skills required to bring clients, communities, consultants and contractors on the journey to delivering high quality projects. She impresses everyone who has the pleasure to work alongside her and Mairi’s unwavering design ability is infused with rigour, empathy, determination and good humour.  Mairi joined Collective Architecture in 2008 after successfully completing a first-class Honours Degree at […]

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Leamington Terrace

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The property is set within a row of two storey Victorian terraced houses and had previously been subdivided into 2 flats and was in poor repair. Our project returned the property into one large family home, restoring the property to its former glory whilst also extending and reconfiguring to create new flexible spaces, more suited to contemporary life. Within the existing property, we reinstated the original stair and lobby whilst adapting and extending to the rear of the house.  The […]

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