Mousa to Mackintosh is a chronological history of Scottish architecture, from brochs and classical country houses to baronial tower-houses and modernist New Towns.
“I looked closer and saw that the image on the wall was an aerial view of the Balfour”
The John Rae Society commissioned Simpson & Brown Architects and Heritage Consultants to produce a Conservation Maintenance Plan for the Hall of Clestrain.
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The project won highly commended in the ‘new life for old buildings’ category.
“The swaps include the reversal of multiple architectural features normally placed on the right-hand side being on the left only inside the side chambers. “
“This year’s shortlist features some of the best talent in our profession, and the new Social Impact Awards recognises the significant value these projects have brought to the communities around them. “
“And so, onto Albert Street, where we noticed the pleasing symmetry of the niches on the top story of the Bank of Scotland building, opposite another green plaque, commemorating Malcolm Laing, on the wall of The Tree Shop”
“And so, we move into Broad street, where our first ‘port of call’ is Tankerness House, where we find a very worn, very old, carving over the doorway, and also another green plaque.”
“We parked in the car park behind Bruce’s Stores, near the end of Victoria Street and cut through to the street. We turned right, and walked to where Union Street crosses Victoria Street, turned round, and …began…looking up.”