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NewsNews • 10 Sep 2021

RIBA announces 54 winners of the 2021 National Award

The award started in 1966 and has since recognized the UK’s best new buildings. The Royal Institute of British Architects provides an insight into the prevailing theme’s from this year’s award winning projects. The Institute notices sensitive restorations and adaptations like a 45-year-old furniture factory in Bath re-energised for art students and a major reconfiguration to transform the user experience of the MK Gallery. Investment in arts and culture is prevalent in the Aberdeen Art Gallery’s major redevelopment and a new facility for the English National Ballet. The RIBA celebrates state-of-the-art higher education facilities and schools like Kingston University Town House’s interlocking vertical volumes a... More

Project • By GeoplastHeritages


Craig House dates from 16th century and is a significant historical estate on the periphery of Edinburg. Today it is listed among buildings and sites in the A category of national heritage, and is used as a hospital.Our New Elevetor Tank is used to build the concrete structure ‘in situ’, released from heavy columns and beams. A tank was built to provide more efficient water management system. It took just 4 days to build the tank, providing 1,900 m3 of underground water storage space, available also for inspection and maintenance. The amount of concrete used to build the tank with New Elevetor Tank is decreased comparing to standard structure containing pillars and beams. The placement of the formwork was easy and fast, and no a... More

Project • By DO ArchitectureRestaurants


Tom McDermott approached DO in March 2018 with an idea for a startup business, intending to deliver healthy salad based food and good coffee to the people of Glasgow from an unoccupied compact space in the Merchant City.At less than 30 sq.m the challenge was to create a space that was dynamic and utilitarian, and where the key architectural move was to celebrate the richness and colour of food as a focal point in the space.The resulting space is deliberately muted in form and colour combining Marley Equitone cement based panels around the walls with a concrete floor and ceiling. The perimeter materials form a backdrop to the sculpted ceramic counter which is formed using D-Tile, the counter homogeneously changes direction and height as... More

Project • By Knauf AMFOffices

The Engine Shed Scotland

July 2017 – The Engine Shed is Scotland’s brand new national building conservation centre. Initiated, designed and operated by Historic Environment Scotland (HES), this learning and visitor resource celebrates and promotes the use of traditional building materials, skills and conservation knowledge serving as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the public. The project involved the complete restoration of a historic engine shed with new build extensions to either side. HERADESIGN® superfine is installed in both new buildings to help meet the acoustic challenges and satisfy environmental criteria. The design and materials for the two new sheds were chosen to enhance the original historic building. They are single... More