Vinyes Singulars: L’Estranya Parella

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Celler Vinyes Singulars are a family run winery in Catalonia, Spain, and have been making wine in the region since 1405. They grow their own grapes and work with traditional varieties of Penedes region, such as Xarel.lo, Macabeo, Parellada, Monastrell, Sumoll, Garnatxa Blanca and Malvasia de Sitges.  We had a chance encounter and name in common with Celler Vinyes Singulars as they also produce a wine called Pim Pam. This led to a collaboration on a wine called L’Estranya Parella. […]

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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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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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St Matthew’s Parish Church

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St Matthew’s Parish Church in Bishopbriggs has undergone a transformational refurbishment, creating a new interior in the existing sanctuary, extending the side aisle, and providing new accessible facilities. The intention of the project was to restore the spirit of the original building, while embracing artistic contemporary interventions that are worthy of their setting. PagePark has worked closely with the parish and the Archdiocese of Glasgow over the last five years to bring the project to fruition. The Category C listed […]

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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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Upper Parkbrae

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Our design is comprised of a timber and glass box, which is cantilevered above the landscape, and sited on a clay brick wall which runs both inside and outside of the house. A simple materials palette helps the building blend into the landscape, while large expanses of South-facing glass allow the house to benefit from solar gain, with the heating system fed by a combination of solar panel and the water-heating wood-burning stove.

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Archive Series

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The Fourtwentyseven Archive Series began in 2020, designed to document how we as a studio are able to push boundaries and engage in conversations. The idea was conceived as an on-going dialogue with our clients. To date the project has comprised of 4 published books and a growing instagram feed, with an aim to expand this further in the future. The 4 publications highlight aspects of our studio’s work that are well known and some of projects that might otherwise […]

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Contemporary Performance Practice Graduate Pathways

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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is the only conservatoire in Europe to teach across all of the performing and production arts. Their students are driven to create original work, inspire one another and break new ground within the industry. Our brief was to create a publication that was reflective of this ground-breaking approach. The collaborative environment at the RCS is the perfect place for a programme such as the Contemporary Performance Practice (CPP) degree to have grown and evolved. […]

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Into The New 2021

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Into The New is a festival of cutting-edge performance conceived, created, written and devised by the students from the RCS. These students have devoted the past 4 years to exploring their own artistic practice and how it can best contribute towards positive social and environmental change in our world. The Festival is in its’ 6th year and when we were briefed on the project we knew that this year was going to be very different. The brief from the client […]

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Play Faces

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We were tasked by the client to create a series of bespoke typefaces to accompany their new brand identity. The identity was created to reflect their principles as a design studio, creativity, passion and storytelling and the typefaces for use on the identity were required to provide the same function. The vision of the identity was to create a series of typefaces for the system that were flexible and adaptable, but still communicated through a consistent graphic language. Each typeface […]

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HOME: Volume One

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It’s about the stadiums. It’s about the fans. It’s about the songs. It’s about the places where people feel HOME.  The first in a series of self-published books inspired by not just the beautiful game, but the beautiful structures, spaces and songs that make them so special.  Illustrator Marcus Marritt and creative studio Pim-Pam have collaborated to bring a new perspective and approach to what it means to be HOME.  Finding unique views and perspectives in a minimalistic drawing style […]

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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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Garden Room Extension, Eskbank, Midlothian

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This Victorian villa in Eskbank, Midlothian, was in good condition, with a mature rear garden, however the main public rooms were at the front. The property had an original one storey extension at the rear, which housed a kitchen, numerous pantries and a conservatory – all on different levels. The client purchased the property and engaged Capital A to design a space which would take advantage of the beautiful rear garden and also be a hub for family life, with […]

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Rangers F.C. Brand Evolution

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Proud of a rich history stretching back to 1872, Rangers FC is one of the world’s oldest, most successful football clubs. Preparing for the world’s glare during 2022’s 150-year celebrations, alongside embarking on a radical digital transformation strategy to support growth & fan engagement ambitions, Rangers challenged us with modernising its visual style for a global digital audience while holding true to its heritage. No Club’s brand asset is closer to its beating heart than the badge. We re-energised original […]

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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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Hibernian FC

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Keeping 20,000 fans informed, entertained, and able to buy tickets, merch, or stream Hibs TV on one seamless experience.   Hibs needed a new site where they could drive ticket sales, and for the modern fan who wanted to access Results & Fixtures on the go.  We wanted this to be the primary source for information, loudly beat with Hibs pride, and push the fan experience to the next level online.  Meeting the demand of thousands of fans, our site […]

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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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Little Big Adventures

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Are you ready for a Little Adventure in Scotland?    How do you promote Scotland as a tourist destination in the middle of a global pandemic? During early summer 2020, when the country’s tourism and hospitality industries would normally be thriving, we were instead still in lockdown. Restless families were stuck at home, unsure of where would be safe to explore as restrictions eased. VisitScotland wanted to inspire these families to start planning their next daytrip to accessible locations and […]

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USwitch

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What if today’s hottest tech came out in the1950’s?   Price comparison website Uswitch wanted to create an attention-grabbing piece of blog content that would promote greater user engagement and boost their search engine rankings. They wanted it to also communicate their passion for innovation and efficiency.     So, in collaboration with IProspect Manchester, we set out to revel in today’s latest tech – but with a twist and we created a set of posters that people could download […]

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Snap Studio Website

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The Brief  Repositioning a group of passionate creatives is one of the best — and most difficult — briefs an agency can get. Remaining true to their craft, aesthetic and values, as well as ensuring their web presence enhances but still ‘gets out of the way of’ the work, is paramount.  SNAP know what they like, and they know what they want. With an unwavering dedication to filmmaking and a passion for telling the real story behind a client’s vision, […]

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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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Ka Pao Restaurant

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MOSAIC Architecture + Design has given Ka Pao, the new restaurant housed in the basement of the recently converted Botanic Gardens Garage on Vinicombe Street in Glasgow’s West End, a distinctly South East Asian look and feel to complement its menu. Following the success in designing sister restaurant Ox & Finch,  Ka Pao is a 200 capacity bar Restaurant located within the basement unit of the Grade A listed Botanic Garden Garage development. Thanks to existing and reclaimed white ceramic […]

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20A Northburgh Street

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20A Northburgh Street – Noboro – in Clerkenwell was commissioned by CABU, a newly formed company specialising in prefabricated modular buildings, for their new London headquarters. Having designed the company’s modular offerings, we were asked to look at extending the vacant and somewhat forlorn ancillary building to the rear of the main properties of Great Sutton Street. The existing 100sqm building is typical of those found in the area and bears the trademark fletton bricks, crittal windows and prominent lintels […]

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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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V&A – Designing Club Culture

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Too Gallus was approached by V&A Dundee to pitch for their upcoming exhibition ‘Night Fever: Designing Club Culture’, a six-month show coming from the Vitra Museum, Switzerland. As a studio who cut their teeth designing all things club related, from hosting club events and numerous subcultures, it was a brief that could not be missed. After a successful pitch process, Too Gallus was appointed to the project.  Tasked with branding the exhibition, creating a strong visual identity that holds up […]

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Hashtag Organics Repackaging

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Too Gallus was enlisted by Hashtag Organics to rebrand and reposition their company to allow them to step comfortably into the skincare and cosmetics market. Too Gallus were tasked with creating a brand which framed CBD skincare in a way which felt approachable, professional and trustworthy. To achieve this they opted for a 1 font 1 colour approach, one which omits all of the normal cannabis-related imagery and iconography in lieu of a more pharmaceutical and medical lead approach. Having […]

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Dockyard Social Web Design

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Too Gallus was enlisted by Dockyard Social to bring to life their brand identity and online presence. Having been involved in the set up and creative process from the beginning Barrington knew that the Dockyards website had to live up to its larger than life presence. The site had to be fun, interactive and bold.  We wanted to avoid the design cliches surrounding street food and create an online experience that felt truly unique, leading customers through a journey to […]

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V&A Designing Club Culture CGI

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Too Gallus was approached by V&A Dundee to pitch for their upcoming exhibition ‘Night Fever: Designing Club Culture’, a six-month show coming from the Vitra Museum, Switzerland. As a studio who cut their teeth designing all things club related, from hosting club events and numerous subcultures, it was a brief that could not be missed. After a successful pitch process, Too Gallus was appointed to the project.  Tasked with branding the exhibition, creating a strong visual identity that holds up […]

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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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Loch Tummel House

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Loch Tummel House sits at the foot of Schiehallion gazing out along one of Scotland’s most iconic lochs. Our clients’ brief was for a generous, sustainable, modern, practical and joyful home that could cater for their needs in the coming years, and be a place of family gathering. Our joint ambition was to create an exemplary building worthy of its setting, and of its time and place. The project sought to renew the wider estate with the refurbishment of an […]

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Commercial Quay Phase 1

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Situated on Commercial Street in Leith, these Category ‘A’ listed former bonded warehouses create an impressive street frontage to the south-west and the quayside to the north- east. Our client’s brief was to convert them into ‘edgy’ serviced office spaces. Once cool offices of the 90s, the buildings now looked tired and uninspiring. Our solution was to reinvigorate these warehouses delivering exemplary offices in both function and aesthetic by ‘de-furbing’ the spaces, exposing all the services, installing VRF heating and […]

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Commercial Quay Phase 1

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These Category ‘A’ listed former bonded warehouses, once cool offices of the 90s, were looking tired and uninspiring when our client bought them in 2019. Our brief was to create cool office space, with a bespoke café and craft beer bar useable by both the tenants and the public, along with ‘unique’ break out spaces for the tenants. A number of café, bar and restaurant operators had vacated the ground floor units, so we were faced with the challenge of […]

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Christian Macleod – ‘The Belt Man’ Book

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Aged 16 years of age, a young Christian Macleod dreamt of having a successful career as a pro golfer, little did he know that after only a year of competing professionally his career would be cut short as the result of injuries sustained from a car accident. Luckily for Christian, golfing wasn’t his only talent, alongside his primary career he had begun the foundation of what would eventually become a global fashion brand, specialising in the design of belts 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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‘We Are Explorers’ Furniture Commission for Dundee Science Centre

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draff Studio was commissioned by Dundee Science Centre to design and fabricate furnishings which will be used by children as a hub for science, learning and creativity. The Culture Lab in the We Are Exploring zone will be used by local universities to facilitate research regarding the thinking and learning process of children and when not in use will provide a quiet space for young explorers and their carers. The studio understands that the outcome doesn’t need to be complicated […]

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Kitbag

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Scotland has poorer health than the rest of the UK: 29.2 suicides per 100,000 and 15% higher premature deaths from all causes. Better mental wellbeing is a priority. Designer Shona Maciver of Locofoco developed Kitbag alongside an international team of health professionals for IFF, a registered charity. Kitbag is a multi-sensory resource designed for children, young people and adults. It helps to develop the mindfulness, resilience, emotional and social awareness we need to deal with today’s uncertain, complex and challenging […]

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The Modern Farmhouse

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Set in the rolling open countryside of East Lothian, we were asked to re-imagine what the farmhouse meant in the 21st century.  The design saw a disused farm shed converted into a spacious house with the principal spaces occupying the upper ground floor opening onto expansive views of the surrounding farmland. Spine walls of salvaged brick anchor the house within the natural dell it sits in, almost forming a closed walled garden and creating both long and short views. There […]

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Mac-Talla Whisky – Hero Visuals

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Mac-Talla is a range of whiskies produced by Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers. With three core expressions in the range Stckmn was appointed to create hero imagery that would communicate the brand statement to ‘take you on a taste journey across the island of Islay.’     The concept was to transport the consumer to the environments found on the island, as if being a visitor for the day. From the wild grass and rolling hills of the morning peat dig (Terra), […]

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Electronic Glasgow

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As night clubs remain closed over the Covid19 pandemic and old venue posters still hanging (dated March 2020) Now faded & peeling. Still depressingly advertising long ago canceled events. We looked to bring Glasgow back to life in some small part with a fresh gig using posters with no date promoting a party that could not be canceled, showcasing the best electronic live streams and recordings curated by Glasgow Electronic.      The concept of the A1 poster and promotions were to […]

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8 Doors Distillery

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A local legend inspires Scotland’s most northerly mainland distillery. Working closely with founders Kerry and Derek Campbell we created a whisky brand which feels premium but also accessible – harnessing the uniqueness of the distillery’s location and expressing this in every small detail.  8 Doors Distillery is a new whisky micro-distillery set to open in John O’Groats in 2021. The £1 million project will establish the first whisky producer in the Caithness village since 1837 and become Scotland’s most northerly […]

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The Scottish National Investment Bank

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An ambitious new development bank for a better Scotland.  The Scottish National Investment Bank is an entirely new mission-led institution for Scotland. Its primary objective is to invest in projects and businesses to deliver its missions and provide a commercial return for the benefit of the people of Scotland. As the name clearly provided a Scottish context, we wanted to avoid having any additional traditional Scottish cues. We felt that there were more interesting and original ways to express what it […]

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Holmes Miller Architects

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Creating a distinctive brand framework for internationally renowned architects. With offices in the UK and China we were tasked with creating a distinct identity system for Holmes Miller, presenting their diverse portfolio and services within a simple unifying narrative. Building on the Holmes Miller name and reputation, we developed a robust linear framework to work alongside a simple word-mark. This can be used to accommodate different types of content; visualisations, words or combinations of colour. From the outset it was […]

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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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Queens Quay House

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Located within the Queens Quay development in Clydebank, Queens Quay House which welcomed its first residents in December 2020, is the second of two residential care home projects undertaken for West Dunbartonshire Council. Of similar scale to its twin, Crosslet House Care Home, the £14 million state of the art care facility provides 84 residential bed spaces together with a 50-person daycare centre. The building has one 14-bedroom flat and seven 10-bedroom flats with each resident having their own en-suite […]

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Leverton Street

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This beautiful grade ii listed terrace house was in need some real TLC.  It had been altered and extended in the past, and when we found it, it was in a rather sorrowful state. We were tasked with bringing out the best of the house, reinvigorating its charm and reimagining the annexes at the rear. We had previously worked with the same client to extend their holiday home, so it was fantastic to carry on that relationship in a completely […]

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Ayr Grammar

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The campus approach of gathering council services, while a pragmatic response to economic constraints, challenges educationalists’ and local communities’ perceptions of what a ‘school’ should be. This scheme’s potential goes beyond the provision of school space, as it promises to improve street connections– through its architecture and its activities –engage citizens with their heritage.  The original educational body that occupied the site, Ayr Academy, moved in 2017 citing the poor sport and landscape amenity as a significant factor. With the […]

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HOME: Volume One

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It’s about the stadiums. It’s about the fans. It’s about the songs. It’s about the places where people feel HOME. The first in a series of self-published books inspired by not just the beautiful game, but the beautiful structures, spaces and songs that make them so special. Illustrator Marcus Marritt and creative studio Pim-Pam have collaborated to bring a new perspective and approach to what it means to be HOME. Finding unique views and perspectives in a minimalistic drawing style […]

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Love Makes You Family

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In 2020 SUUM.studio created a short form animation with Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD), a charity that supports people across Scotland whose lives have been impacted by the substance use of others. SFAD wanted to raise awareness, understanding and promotion of a broader, more diverse definition of family so that more people might identify their individual experience of family within the animation and therefore feel more able to access their support services. The animation was created with […]

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Ardnamurchan Single Malt Whisky Launch

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ARDNAMURCHAN DISTILLERY Single Malt Scotch Whisky Packaging Named the ‘Headland of the Great Seas’, the Ardnamurchan peninsula is a rugged and timeless volcanic (extinct) outcrop, the most westerly mainland point of the UK. Nevis was briefed to design the packaging for the joint launch of Ardnamurchan’s first West Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Single Cask bottlings. The packaging design draws upon the rugged beauty of the landscape and reflects this in the use of an understated graphic style, volcanic […]

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St Andrew’s Drive

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The project comprises 48 flats and maisonettes for Southside Housing Association and extends the range of local accommodation for families of all different sizes ranging from 1-5 bedrooms. The proposals comprise a wider masterplan for a total of 169 new build flats and maisonettes that have replaced a series of 6 storey deck access blocks from the 1960’s. Prior to redevelopment this was a part of the neighbourhood that felt disconnected and is now a cohesive pattern of clearly defined […]

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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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The Macallan Estate

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The Macallan Estate in Speyside is filled with rolling hills, winding rivers and rich, green forests. From the inner workings of the distillery, to the fields of barley that nestle along the side of the River Spey, we created a series of short visual stories to document the idyllic Speyside surroundings that The Macallan have called their home for almost 200 years. A countryside filled with nature and wildlife, we were trusted to explore The Macallan Estate, capturing some of […]

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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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ONO

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“It’s rare for something so beautiful on the outside… to be just as beautiful on the inside. Introducing ‘Element’ by ONO, with geometric-design and the world’s finest built in camera.” Bored of conventional phone ads, we thought we’d experiment with what’s possible. Introducing ‘Element‘ by ONO, a fake phone and fictional brand created by Playdead.

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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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The Larick Centre

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With sustainability at its core, The Larick Centre embodies Tayport community’s drive and achievement to map its own destiny and secure its future for generations to come. Opening in 2020, ‘to get people together to meet, become involved and celebrate with each other’, it is a beacon of hope and opportunity, very much conceived, planned and now operated by Tayport Community Trust. Tayport Community Trust appointed Collective Architecture in 2014 to design a new community centre, having been gifted a […]

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Powderhall Intergenerational Passivhaus Facility

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This future project is the first of its kind in Scotland and include an intergenerational, Passivhaus facility which combines an Early Learning and Childcare Centre for 128 children with 27 older person’s independent-living homes above. This facility will offer health and wellbeing benefits for the residents, and new learning and social opportunities for children attending the nursery. Designed to meet the Passivhaus standard, the building will provide high-quality spaces that are comfortable, healthy and consume minimal energy. This will create […]

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Camphill School, Aberdeen

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Camphill School Aberdeen (CSA) is a unique and inspiring place offering sector leading education, care and therapy to children and young people with additional support needs. As the founding place of the international Camphill Movement, CSA holds a special significance. In 2018 Collective Architecture were selected by CSA to deliver a £10m capital investment development over two of its campuses (Murtle and Camphill Estate).  The brief outlined the need for significant and urgent capital investment in the estates to ensure […]

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Templehall Neighbourhood Masterplan – A Local Place Plan

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Templehall Neighbourhood Masterplan, A Local Place Plan, Kirkcaldy Masterplans are long-term frameworks outlining new development, regeneration and new directions and priorities such as climate change. UrbanPioneers developed a set of questions which guided the development of the masterplan throughout, and which were used to test the outcomes against. Is it possible to implement the required changes despite reduced public spending? Can we develop proposals and guidelines which can be taken forward by the community itself? Could the masterplan contribute to […]

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Hibernian FC

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Keeping 20,000 fans informed, entertained, and able to buy tickets, merch, or stream Hibs TV on one seamless mobile experience.   Hibs needed a new mobile first site that looked and felt like an app where they could drive ticket sales, and for the modern fan who wanted to access results & fixtures on the go. Most of their fans visit their site on mobile devices so the new site was designed as a mobile first experience that bought app […]

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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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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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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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Thoughtwell Christmas Card

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Thoughtwell’s business audience are primarily creative agencies and so it is important to reflect the organisations capabilities. We wanted to give the agencies something that they would keep long after the festive period. Reinforce the companies brand and ethos. Thoughtwell are a highly creative team who are committed to delivering ground breaking print production. We wanted to mark the festive season with a simple tradition. One that is all about ‘home’. (appropriate given 2020 was the year we stayed at […]

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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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The Kitchen Depot – LINEA

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We were approached by the Kitchen Depot Glasgow and commissioned to produce CGI visuals to support the launch of their new high end brand, LINEA. The Kitchen Depot’s new range of bespoke LINEA products are to be manufactured in their Glasgow factory and tailor made to client’s specifications and the highest quality. As well as their kitchens, The Kitchen Depot were also introducing newly designed furniture pieces to compliment the kitchens they were showcasing and branch out to other areas. […]

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Craigmillar Town Centre

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The population of Craigmillar fell with the decline of the economy during the 1960s and 1970s, social problems began to grow and the area became stigmatised. In response the Craigmillar Urban Design Framework was established. The 194 homes now completed have solidified the intention of this framework and the rejuvenated heart of this community.  An important principle was that existing tenants would be given the right to return to the area. The development and housing mix was designed to ensure […]

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Craigmillar Town Centre

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The population of Craigmillar fell with the decline of the economy during the 1960s and 1970s, social problems began to grow and the area became stigmatised. In response the Craigmillar Urban Design Framework was established. The 194 homes now completed have solidified the intention of this framework and the rejuvenated heart of this community.  The project has been designed to maximise the number of active frontages within the site layout; This helps to facilitate passive surveillance over the majority of […]

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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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Comunn Eachdraidh Nis / Ness Historical Society

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In 1878, Cross Primary School was constructed on the Isle of Lewis featuring a large school-masters house, and three classrooms arranged in a horseshoe configuration.  Although this typology was typical for its time, Cross School remains one of the last of its kind in existence. These buildings have been extended several times over its history, with parts currently in a state of dereliction.  The Commun Eachdraidh took over the buildings from CNES in 2011 and converted them to a museum, […]

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Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers

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Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers is solely owned and operated by one of Scotland’s most prominent whisky families, Jamie and Brian Morrison. Their legacy reaches back to the 19th century when they started out as grocers but have since grown into whisky brokers, blenders, bottlers and of course, distillers. With over five generations involved in the whisky business, they are one of the oldest whisky families.  The company rebranded in late 2020 and Stckmn was approached by the MSWD team to […]

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25-27 Dublin Street Lane South, Edinburgh

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This project on the north side of Dublin Street Lane South and located with the New Town Conservation Area and World Heritage Site has seen the creation of two separate 3 bedroom dwellings, each over 3 storeys on a very tight and technically demanding site. Formerly occupied by redundant outbuildings and a makeshift car park, the gap site offered an opportunity to fill in and contribute towards an eclectic mix of mews style properties already on the lane. The design […]

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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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New house at Newport on Tay

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NEW HOUSE AT BRIDGE STREET – NEWPORT ON TAY BY ZONE ARCHITECTS Completed 2020   Bridge Street is a narrow, steep street in the village of Newport on Tay which lies across the river from Dundee.  The site was an embankment to the former North East Fife railway which has now been converted into a walkway and cycle path. Zone Architects were commissioned to design a family house by Sarah Gibson who had worked abroad in international health for many […]

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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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Brand for Growth

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Brand for Growth: Boosting Social Impact Social enterprises are trading organisations whose profits fund charitable aims. Bold Studio is itself a social enterprise with a remit to promote this model and as such developed and delivers Brand for Growth. Brand for Growth is a competitive programme for social enterprises with high growth and impact potential who would significantly benefit from an agency-led rebrand that they would otherwise struggle to resource. A bespoke programme is created for each successful applicant starting with […]

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Hipflask

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Hipflask Spirits is a new, disruptive Scottish brand in the spirit category. Launching with Golden Spiced Rum and Sloe Bramble Liqueur, the compact 20cl Hipflask bottle is full of character – a free spirit – distinct and original. Our challenge was to create a brand story that would capture this unique essence, differentiate in the category, and attract listings from the major retailers. Hipflask Spirits is to be Gin Bothy’s mass market brand. It should appeal to a cool, hipster, […]

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Durslade Farm Shop

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Since opening in 2014 Hauser & Wirth’s art centre in Bruton, Somerset (UK) has become a significant cultural institution creating numerous jobs and drawing hundreds of thousands of people to the area.  The farm shop is the latest addition to a site that has evolved organically over the centuries. Moxon worked closely on the concept with Luis Laplace, the architect for the wider site. Consolidating and expanding the existing estate shop in a more welcoming and accessible location, it offers […]

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Buy Social Scotland

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Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) is an independent, Scottish, membership-led organisation, uniting and representing Scotland’s social enterprises as the national body. Hampton was commissioned to create a consumer facing brand, website and marketing campaign that would help social enterprise in Scotland become a leading sector, making a valuable contribution to local communities, the planet and the bottom line. Aligning with the global ‘Buy Social’ campaign, the Buy Social Scotland (BSS) brand is positioned to attract, educate and inspire. People are at […]

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John O’Groats Mill

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John O’Groats Mill is the last of the great Caithness corn mills and was in operation until around 2001 when Magnus Houston last worked the mill. In 2016 a new group, the John O’Groats Mill Trust, was created with the vision of restoring the mill buildings, machinery and water systems to full working order, enabling visitors to see a working Caithness mill, and for the wider John O’Groats community to make use of the building for a range of community […]

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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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James McCune Smith Learning Hub

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The University of Glasgow is undertaking an ambitious expansion programme that will further enhance its global standing and provide a positive impact on the community it serves.  The design of the new learning and teaching hub has been inspired and driven by user consultation at every level, emphasising the student experience to provide an environment that is open and accessible for all.  The new hub creates a signature gateway building that sits at the heart of a conservation area and […]

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Royal Hospital for Children & Young People and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences

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The reprovision of services from the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN) in a single building adjoining the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE) at Little France. HLM delivered NHS Lothian’s vision to create one inspiring space bringing together outpatient and inpatient facilities for paediatric care, specialist neonatal care, neurosciences and adult and children’s emergency departments, creating a centre of excellence for staff and patients […]

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Sanctuary Room and Courtyard, East Lothian Community Hospital

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The Sanctuary Room and Courtyard is a whole-environment Commission for East Lothian Community Hospital, Haddington by Artist / Designer Lindsay Perth. For this Commission, Perth was responsible for the design and production of all elements of the interior room and external seating in the courtyard with plant and path design. Perth’s design concepts were biophilic, with her focus on creating empathetic healing spaces that embrace a human-nature connection and reference natural processes through colour, design, materials and provide a sense […]

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CANTEEN 58

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Owner Dario Marchetti had run the ionic traditional bar and restaurant “Ingram Wynd” serving pints and traditional Scottish fare in Glasgow’s Merchant City for 15 years. He realized that Covid 19 had already changed the hospitality scene, with a huge new demand for take-away meals. They invested in the latest software to allow customers to click and collect and also order from their table. The new restaurant is Glasgow’s first to be designed specifically with covid in mind.    The goal was to offer […]

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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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Glenkinchie, The Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker

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Diageo’s unprecedented £185 million investment into Scotland’s whiskey tourism industry coincides with the 200th anniversary of Johnnie Walker, the world’s best-selling scotch whisky. As a part of this investment, BRC Imagination Arts partnered with Diageo to transform their existing Distillery Visitor Centres into Brand Homes that offer a sense of hospitality, joy and connection for a new generation of whiskey drinkers. In October 2020, Glenkinchie, the Lowland Home of Johnnie Walker, became the first of a series of re-imagined Brand […]

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Wavegarden Scotland

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Where Giants Roam has been involved in Wavegarden Scotland from the start of the project. Once built, Scotland’s first inland surf destination will be located at Craigpark Quarry near Ratho and will provide an indoor/ outdoor sport and leisure facility which includes a surf school, land-based activities, surf shop, café and restaurant and accommodation in the form of bothys, pods and lodges within it’s 48,500m2. Where Giants Roam has collaborated with many of the partners involved in the project including […]

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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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Bowmore Timeless campaign website

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Timeless campaign website This brand experience microsite was created as one of the key campaign highlights for the worldwide launch of Bowmore’s Timeless range. With the campaign being brought to life across all channels – from unique physical activations to engagement with artistic films and brand content – audiences were driven to the site via social media to experience the unfolding story of Time and Art that defines the creation of Bowmore’s unique whisky. We worked closely with Artist Thomas […]

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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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Childcare, Early Learning & Family Centre, Cairndow

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Cairndow Community Childcare Ltd. is a local childcare provider established by a group of parents and carers in 2004, as a community business to provide vital support to families in the rural community of Cairndow, in Argyll.  Having outgrown their original premises, we worked with Community Links Scotland to undertake a detailed site appraisal and business planning exercise which sought to identify an appropriate site for a bespoke new-build childcare and community facility.  Whilst the population of Cairndow itself is […]

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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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Kincardine – Places for Everyone

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The Kincardine – Places for Everyone project was born out of a Making Places charrette in 2017. A key objective was to create a vital link to the charrette’s conceptual outcome, ‘The Forest to the Waterfront’.  This links the amenity resource of the Devilla Forest to the heritage asset of the waterfront. Three significant priorities that emerged from this charrette were to improve connectivity and circulation, the environment, and everyone’s experience of the village. Out of the community links project the […]

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St James Quarter, Edinburgh

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Luma has had a long term involvement in the St James Quarter project from early design stage through to completion. Our close integration with the design team and client base allowed us to create innovative solutions at every stage of the project. Initially commissioned by the project architects Allan Murray Architects, to visualise early concept designs. We went on to develop visual impact CGIs, animations and the development of an iPad app to allow planners to visit key locations around […]

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Dunoon Primary School

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Dunoon Primary School (DPS) is a fusion of old and new; a pathfinder project which involved refurbishment, partial demolition and extension of an existing Victorian B listed school.  The school, which now serves 300 pupils and includes 30 early learning and childcare places, also contains a family centre, gym hall and library. Built in 1899 in the neo gothic style, the original three storey DPS building was constructed in blonde sandstone and harling.  It was designed by William Fraser, with […]

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The Den

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The Den is tucked away high on the hill above Tighnabruaich with an exceptional outlook over the Kyles of Bute. The brief was to transform two dilapidated flats into a remarkable home and studio space all within a modest 90sqm footprint split over 3 storeys.   During the initial work to connect the two levels and strip out the old finishes, a rich palette of materials was uncovered, which, when combined with the qualities of light flooding between floor joists of the different levels, created a unique and enchanting […]

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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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The Den

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The Den is tucked away high on the hill above Tighnabruaich with an exceptional outlook over the Kyles of Bute. The brief was to transform two dilapidated flats into a remarkable home and studio space all within a modest 90sqm footprint split over 3 storeys.   During the initial work to connect the two levels and strip out the old finishes, a rich palette of materials was uncovered, which, when combined with the qualities of light flooding between floor joists of the different levels, created a unique and enchanting […]

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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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The Tennent’s Story

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Tennent’s Visitor Centre – The Tennent’s Story ZM Architecture with Simon McQuarrie for Tennent’s Caledonian Breweries, Wellpark, Glasgow Background: Tennent’s is a Scottish institution and beer which is a world class brand. Beer has been brewed on this site since the 15th Century when Monks used the water in the Molendinar burn and the Ladywell spring. A Visit Scotland audit in 2016/17 recommended improvements to the visitor experience to TCB Ltd group, this formed the key focus for the brief. […]

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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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TreeStory

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TreeStory are a community of forestry experts on a mission to revitalise the Scottish landscape. Scotland is one of the most deforested countries in Europe. Its history has been one of stripping the land bare, clearing both communities and trees in the name of economic progress. Traditional forestry can sometimes leave devastation behind, creating vast expanses of cash crop monoculture that ignores the woodland’s complex ecosystems. TreeStory believes it’s not too late to reverse the damage done. Their ethos is […]

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Anna Thurber

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A personal experience  Anna Thurber is a Boston-based artist who works at the intersection of sculpture, performance, floral arrangements and photography. She produces intimate, up close photography of carefully arranged and composed botanicals. They are immersed in water and frozen in varying temperatures so that the ice forms layers of lenses through with the camera can pick up an incredible level of detail.  Anna is a prolific artist with a number of ice sculptures in parallel and sometimes multiple photographs […]

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Dundee Science Centre: CONNECT – ‘We Are Exploring’ Exhibition

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DUNDEE SCIENCE CENTRE, CONNECT – We Are Exploring Exhibition 1.00 Introduction The DSC CONNECT exhibition was developed in close partnership with the already well-established community outreach programme at DSC. Several community workshops were created to ‘Connect’ the early design and later detail of the exhibition with as many sectors of the local community as possible. Community ownership was key to the successful development and barrier free nature of the creative spaces. These workshops included Early Years, Primary School, Assisted Needs, […]

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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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NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital

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On 11 March 2020, COVID-19 was classified by the World Health Organisation as a global pandemic. As part of the Scottish Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic a temporary hospital was considered, to be delivered by the Scottish Government in conjunction with NHS National Services Scotland (NHSNSS). The resultant hospital – known as the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital – is a step-down facility for patients recovering from COVID-19. The priority of 300 beds were made available by mid-April 2020, with […]

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NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital

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On 11 March 2020, COVID-19 was classified by the World Health Organisation as a global pandemic. As part of the Scottish Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic a temporary hospital was considered, to be delivered by the Scottish Government in conjunction with NHS National Services Scotland (NHSNSS). The resultant hospital – known as the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital – is a step-down facility for patients recovering from COVID-19. The priority of 300 beds were made available by mid-April 2020, with […]

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Rutherglen Links Office Pavilions

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Clyde Gateway is the organisation behind Scotland’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration programme. It emerged as the result of a partnership between Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire, and Scottish Enterprise, backed by funding and direct support from the Scottish Government. Their mission, over a 20-year period until 2028, is to lead the way on achieving unparalleled social, economic, and physical change across their communities in the east end of Glasgow and in Rutherglen. Two and Three Rutherglen Links are another […]

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Rutherglen Links Office Pavilions

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No. 2 & 3 Rutherglen Links Office Pavilions are the final phase in the redevelopment of this former industrial brownfield site. They are the last piece of the jigsaw for the Clyde Gateway regenerative masterplan project for the immediate area. The adjacent plots have all been sequentially developed over the last few years for both commercial and industrial use. The site sits neatly alongside the northern side of the M74 corridor in Rutherglen. The Development brief was for two simple […]

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Paisley Town Centre Masterplan Vision

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This Scottish Government pilot project is a radical and viable masterplan for Paisley 2030 demonstrating how high street decline can be reversed and how the town centre can once again become the focus for the whole community with wellbeing, inclusion and opportunity at its heart.  It is an immersive visual representation of spatial change showing the priorities and sequences of key physical moves that have the greatest regenerative benefit. The process of engagement and the published vision has reversed perceptions […]

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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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Trinity 6th Form Academy

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The new Trinity 6th Form Academy is an excellent example of how existing buildings can be revitalised to help regenerate town centres. Located in the town centre of Halifax, West Yorkshire, the Trinity 6th Form Academy is the first phase of a regeneration project to redevelop the 1980s Northgate House complex previously home to the Council’s offices and the public library. Vacant since 2017 when the council relocated their offices and the library service moved into a bespoke new facility […]

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Comely Bank

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Luke and Joanne McClelland renovated an Edinburgh period apartment to create a modern, sustainable and light-filled family home. They met while studying architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and, having spent the previous 8 years living in a small apartment in London, moved to Scotland in search of space. Spread over the drawing room levels of two Georgian townhouses in Edinburgh’s Comely Bank area, the apartment was in a poor state of repair when they bought it in early 2018. […]

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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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Jamie Anderson

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Reason for nomination Jamie joined Johnston-Harris Architects in 2015, having graduated from Newcastle University with Distinction and an RIBA Silver Medal nomination. Since joining, he has helped drive the development of the practice and its architectural output. Jamie’s ability to engage clients and take a holistic and pragmatic approach to design challenges has contributed to growth of the practice and in 2019 he was appointed a director aged 27.   Jamie championed the integration of BIM software into our workflow […]

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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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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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Chris Smith

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Reason for nomination With almost a decade’s experience in the industry, Chris offers a unique blend of multidisciplinary skills, demonstrating a huge talent in both brand design as well as web design and development. He’s been a valued member of the Form Digital team for three years now, and in that time has contributed significantly to the advancement of the company, helping us receive multiple commendations from Awwwards, Mindsparkle, Site Inspire, and the CSS design awards for both design and […]

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Leamington Terrace

Award

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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The Spirit of London

Commendation

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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St Andrew’s Drive

Commendation

The project comprises 48 flats and maisonettes for Southside Housing Association and extends the range of local accommodation for families of all different sizes ranging from 1-5 bedrooms. The proposals comprise a wider masterplan for a total of 169 new build flats and maisonettes that have replaced a series of 6 storey deck access blocks from the 1960’s. Prior to redevelopment this was a part of the neighbourhood that felt disconnected and is now a cohesive pattern of clearly defined […]

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