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The Scottish Parliament, in practise
Kirsty Boyle

Kirsty Boyle is Parliamentary Assistant to Stuart McMillan MSP (West of Scotland) and Richard Lochhead MSP (Moray). She previously worked for the Scottish Parliament’s Media Relations Office and has worked in the Holyrood complex since June 2007. She has conducted numerous walks through the Scottish Parliament building with officials and here she talks to WAN about the realities of working in a parliament, whose design has seen both protest and celebration in equal measure. The following article contains personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of either MSP or the SNP.

The Scottish Parliament. Infamous for its ever rising cost, which pinnacled at £431 million, and for the 'chamber beam incident' of 2006 where an oak beam came loose from the ceiling of the Parliament's debating chamber. But despite it's failings, time has told that there is much more to the building than over-blown budgets and dubious woodwork.

Designed by late Catalan architect, Enric Miralles, construction of the building by EMBT/RMJM (Scotland) Ltd, a Spanish-Scottish collaboration specifically created for the project, began in 1999. The choice of architect, location, design and construction company were not without their detractors and Parliament management were severely criticised during the Fraser Inquiry into the handling of the project. Winning the Stirling Prize for Architecture in 2005 forced many people to view the building in a new light and appreciate its craftsmanship. Although the announcement that RMJM have been contracted to complete the 2014 Commonwealth Games village in Glasgow raised a few eyebrows.

Legend has it in the first design meeting, Miralles, threw some twigs and leaves onto a table and declared; "This is the Scottish Parliament”. Whether true or not it is a conceivable notion given the abstract nature of the Parliament.

"The chamber rarely fails to impress and regardless of how often I have taken visitors there I relish their reaction when they get inside"

Often referred to as just Holyrood, the Parliament complex is made up of several distinctive and individual buildings joined together by the Garden Lobby. The MSP block, Queensberry House, the Canongate building and the Chamber are all accessed through this bright space which acts as a reception area for official events as well as an informal meeting place for all building users. The preferred location for media interviews, the Garden Lobby provides the now recognisable backdrop of the staircase seen in most media shots of the building.

The MSP block serves to house non-ministerial members and up to two staff each within individual office pods. Within the offices are custom-built furnishings as well as the distinctive feature windows which include “contemplation spaces” or glorified filing cabinets in most cases. Constructed from stainless steel, oak and framed in oak lattices the windows provide little light and are at such an angle that blinds to shade from the full glare of the sun have been added in recent months.

Contrast this modern wing of the building to the mid-seventeenth century Queensbury House and we see tourists delighting at the example of an Edinburgh Georgian Townhouse. It was the home of James, 2nd Duke of Queensbury who lived there with his children, including his eldest son who was chained up for being a “wild madman”. The story goes that upon returning from an evening canvassing, James found his son, having escaped, devouring the flesh of a young kitchen boy who was roasting on the spit. The fireplace where this incident reportedly took place can still be seen in the wall between Parliament’s allowances office and the Garden lobby. Always a winning feature of any school visit.

The family stayed in the house until 1832 with James remaining unpopular throughout Scotland for accepting a bribe of £12,325 to push through the 1707 Treaty of the Union with England. Following on from being a family home it was a refuge for the destitute, an army barracks and a geriatric hospital. Some may be of the opinion the site has come full circle in the character of the current occupants.

Currently hosting the Presiding Officers and Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body staff Queensbury House is also home to the Donald Dewar Room. A room in tribute to the late first First Minister of Scotland containing his personal collection of books and memorabilia.

Moving to the main feature of the building and the area most guests are keen to see, the Debating Chamber is a stark contrast to its counterpart in Westminster. Designed in a horseshoe shape to avoid a confrontational style of debating and echoing many European Parliament styles, the debating chamber allows the governing party to sit in the middle with the opposition on either side.

There are 131 desks in the chamber, one each for the 129 MSPs with one each for the Lord Advocate and Solicitor General. They are provided with an oak and sycamore desk that is fitted with the electronic voting system. The public gallery has room for 255 members of the public, who are admitted to all sittings of the Parliament as well as committee meetings, and a special area for school visits up close to the MSPs. The media section allows 34 to be seated alongside the Presiding Officer’s gallery of 18 guests.

Modern technology as it is means all proceedings are broadcast live on the internet so a number of cameras and banks of lighting is also a main feature of the chamber. The vast number of lights is usually one of the first things visitors to the chamber notice and comment upon. The panels of cut-out shapes around the chamber allow light to beam into the area at night, giving the effect that the Parliament is still occupied. It is these insights into Miralles’ ideology that often fascinate visitors to the building and put just as many off.

The chamber rarely fails to impress and regardless of how often I have taken visitors there I relish their reaction when they get inside. Some say it feels larger than when seen on television and some say smaller, but all are nevertheless impressed with the sheer scale of the chamber and the sense of importance and pride felt by most Scottish visitors.

In this day of heightened awareness of the environmental impact of new buildings it is only fitting that the national Parliament should lead the way. The building attempts to achieve a number of green targets. Around 80% of the electricity used comes from renewable sources and solar panels on the Canongate building provide heating for water throughout the complex. High level of insulation allows the building to retain heat in winter and a computerised cooling system aims to keep the temperature down in the summer. Concrete floors and walls act as an outlet to heat in the evenings with water coolant systems buried beneath the building providing further cooling methods.

Water has proven a problem on a number of occasions within the building. Regular leaks in the roof around the complex call for a plentiful supply of buckets and ongoing works to stem frequent mishaps. A more serious downpour in the early days of the building caused a stream of water to cause problems from the fifth floor offices in the MSP block down to the ground level. Fortunately the situation was rectified but it does not stop staff on days of heavy rain, a regular occurrence in Scotland, playing 'guess where the leak will be'.

The constant issues surrounding the fabric of the building have provided countless hours of material for comedians and journalists alike but there is a more serious underlying point here. It has been suggested the materials used in the building were fine for Miralles’ Spanish climate but in Scotland the harsh weather conditions the building is regularly subjected to, often within one day, questions the suitability?

The longevity of the building has been called in to question on a number of occasions and once again as the exterior wood was taken away for treatment due to severe weathering. More and more recently visitors have remarked on the poor condition of the exterior of the building. This once again throws open the debate as to the location of the Parliament.

Of the short listed locations Holyrood appeared the most central, contributing to the environmentally friendly nature, however the Royal High School site on Calton Hill is also relatively central. Having stood since the mid 1820’s and survived many Scottish winters it is inevitable direct comparisons will be drawn.

If the site or exterior of the building is not currently under fire it will most likely be the pigeon problem. The intricacies of the building make for ideal shelter for a host of birds. Falcons and Hawks are currently working in the complex to eradicate this problem over the next few years.

"It is not a 'normal' office block, there are no straight corridors and it allows for an atmosphere of anticipation during heated political moments"

However much the Parliament building is questioned the fact remains Holyrood is a symbol of progressive governing in Scotland. 2009 has seen devolution in Scotland reach 10 years with every indication that people in Scotland are proud to have reached this milestone. Regardless of future governance in Scotland a building needs to enthuse staff and visitors alike. Have we got that with Holyrood? From the visitors I have encountered the answer would be yes. While opinion is split, the debate forces people to consider the tardis-like qualities in the complex. Surely that is a positive effect of such an important building.

From a working point of view it a pleasure to work in such an historic and interesting building. It is not a 'normal' office block, there are no straight corridors and it allows for an atmosphere of anticipation during heated political moments. The layout of the inter-connected buildings means you barely notice the hundreds of people working inside on a day-to-day basis and the relaxed atmosphere is always remarked upon by visitors. Many make direct comparisons to Westminster and the way in which Holyrood feels more welcoming, more open and above all more accessible. This transparent attitude is one of the most important factors that drives the building and the ethos of the Scottish Parliament. From conversations with visitors and constituents alike, this is being realised and this is what people appreciate. It certainly makes for a more pleasant working environment and gives one a sense of immense pride when showing visitors around.

Questions still remain as to how future-proof the building may be, but perhaps that is somewhat reflective of politics on the whole. Nothing is certain in either case, but what we can be sure of is that the Scottish Parliament is a building that will continue to be discussed, and that's what good architecture should create.

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WAN AWARDS 2011
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EUROLUCE 2011
BREAKING NEWS: TORD BOONTJE
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Yale University
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Strange But True
Pan Am Games Award Pavilion
WAN AWARDS – Hotel of
Tower of Pisa
WAN AWARDS – Healthcare
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Helsinki Music Centre
Tesseract Humanitarian
Editorial
City of Gandhinagar
smart Future Minds
London 2012 Shooting Venue
WAN AWARDS 2011 - Civic
World Trade Center update
MILAN FURNITURE FAIR 2011
WAN AWARDS 2011
RIBA International Awards
208 West 96th Street
Open House Conference
Bosch Art Film Festival
Sketchbook
Intersections:
Apple HQ
WAN AWARDS 2011 - Hotel of
WAN AWARDS 2011 -
Work in Progress
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Work in Progress
DETAIL Magazine
Editorial
WAN AWARDS 2011 - Hotel of
Coffee with an Architect
ICFF 2011
CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK
Nebuta-no-ie Warrase
WAN AWARDS 2011 -
Taiwan competitions
Work in Progress
Pulsen – The Community
Shahama and Bahia
Wales Institute for
Central Delaware River
The Glass Room
Work in Progress
DETAIL Magazine
Taiwan competitions
Editorial
Editorial
Work in Progress
Praemium Imperiale
Before I Die...
WAN INTERIORS + DESIGN
Venice Cityvision
Work in Progress
Editorial
Bauhaus Museum
Editorial
New Practices New York and
European Copper in
DEADLINE CHAPTER 3
Is-land
Indiana State University
Work in Progress
DETAIL Magazine
Architect Barbie®
$300 House Open Design
Editorial
DEADLINE CHAPTER 4
The Art of Building
Editorial
AIA Pavilion
Orchids & Onions Awards
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Ponte dell'Accademia
Why don't our workspaces
WAN INTERIORS + DESIGN
WAN AWARDS 2011 - Civic
WAN AWARDS 2011- Product
DEADLINE CHAPTER 5
Rawhide: The New Shingle
WAN AWARDS 2011 - Civic
Victoria Theatre and
Jerusalem Light Railway
Effectiveness in
DEADLIINE CHAPTER 6
Bering Strait tunnel
ROOMSCAPES OF THE
Health Centre for the
Bancroft on Sunday
WAN AWARDS 2011- Product
Talk to Me
One Green Street
10,000th LEED Building
Tallinn Architecture
2012 Industry Outlook
BJDW ALT, Parsons The New
DEADLINE CHAPTER 6
Detail
Martin Luther King Jr
EXPO City
How 9/11 changed Lower
Open City
WAN AWARDS 2011 -
WAN AWARDS 2011 - Colour
Architect Twitter Map
WAN AWARDS Colour in
COMMENT: ZIBA
China silenced by illegal
LEAF Awards 2011
Still Movement
Danish architects lead the
Private Residence,
Cityscape Global Awards
RIBA Curriculum
Architecture Film Festival
2012 World Monuments Watch
Urban design in Cairo
ECO WAN Feature
Colour Futures
Sjunkhatten National Park
WAN AWARDS 2011 - Urban
WAN AWARDS 2011 -
Longxi International Hotel
Marthagården Day Care
Siódemka
New Chairman of the CTBUH
WAN AWARDS 2011 - Urban
WAN AWARDS 2011 -
WAN AWARDS Commercial
WAN Colour in Architecture
A Zen approach to
IRTBBC
Tom Kundig: Houses 2
Dean vacancy at Illinois
Haramain High Speed Rail
WAN Colour in Architecture
CTBUH Best Tall Building
ECOWAN AWARDS 2012
Battery-Powered Building,
The Center for
WAN Product of the Year
World Future Energy Summit
Cracks appear in Olympic
COMMENT: CHALK ARCHITECTURE
DETAIL Magazine
Campaign for sustainable
£5 Olympic Coins
Michael Hammond interviews
Hospital numbers to
WAN AWARDS 2011 –
WAN House of the Year
BOOK REVIEW: THE ART OF
City-wide masterplan
Building the Revolution:
Jørn Utzon workshop
Ski slope cabin
Shower theory turned on
Bamboo Chocolate Factory
DETAIL Magazine
St. Petersburg Pier
2012 Royal Gold Medal for
Parque Termal Dolores
Olympic Park competition
African American Cultural
Energy Surplus House
Gales wreck wind turbines
Hyotan hot spings
10x10 Review
2011 WAN AWARDS Colour
2011 WAN AWARDS Commercial
Palestinian Museum
Queen Elizabeth Olympic
The top 10 stories of 2011
WAN AWARDS 2011 –
2011 WAN AWARDS Commercial
WAN House of the Year
Tarlungeni Open Space
CARE International Tsunami
Steve Jobs Statue
WAN launches three new
Cost saving scandal casts
Colour in architecture
HS2
Hotel de Glace
T30 Hotel
Guggenheim Museum
RUN, Olympic Park
RIBA President’s Medals
Financial experts voice
Kodak’s legacy
Plastic Bottle Lights
RULA Maps
Three buildings collapse
Strange But True
Building Trust
The Near and the Elsewhere
The Finnish line
MoMA PS1 Performance Dome
120 Hours
Education design forced to
Wind Turbines
CTV Building
African Union Headquarters
WAN House of the Year
2011 WAN AWARDS
Cultural Projects
Case Study: 15 Union
Jiri Pelcl - The
2011 WAN AWARDS
WAN AWARDS 21 FOR 21
Napoleonland
ENYA Harlem Edge Design
Inspiration and Process in
Moscow Agglomeration
New York’s Center for
Zap' Ados
Lusail Marina Mall
Green Building and Climate
WAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS
Ben Marshall joins WAN
Levitated Mass
Museum of Contemporary Art
Paul Morgan Architects
Made in USA - German
Future Housing
Wacom Inkling
Air Danshin Systems Inc
Angkor Wat Replica
North West Cambridge
The Architect Trailer
Sino-Singapore Tianjin
Changes to UK Planning Laws
Book Review: Spomenik and
Healthcare Awards get
Pedestrian Bridge
ACE signs Tangiers
New NPPF finalised
WAN AWARDS 2012 21 for 21
WAN AWARDS 2012 Education
New York Works Program
Vissershok Primary School
Urban Explorers climb the
'From Beijing to London:
WAN AWARDS 2012 Education
Citizens of No Place: An
Nuclear Test Site
New addition to WAN
Azerbaijan Tower
What makes an architect?
Earthquake Experiments at
WAN Jobs
WAN AWARDS 2012 21 for 21
Orangutans as Engineers
Kampala - Entebbe Highway
Aga Khan Award for
WAN Innovation Network
Qatar 2022 Supreme
Lazika Masterplan
Guggenheim Museum
eVolo 2012 Skyscraper
2012 Habitat Youth BUILD
City of Arts and Sciences
Dancing Dragons
Recycled vinyl at the
WAN LIGHTING AWARDS 2012
Record-breaking swimming
Honduras - Charter City
Priority School Building
Luftschloss
Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon
VILLA TUGENDHAT
LEED 2012
Glacial Water Bottling
WAN AWARDS 2012 Healthcare
2012 WAN Hotel of the Year
National Stadium
I Love Architecture Auction
AIA concerns over U.S.
Mosque and Islamic Centre
Maggie’s Cancer Caring
WAN 21 for 21 Award
European Spallation Source
Capri Power Station
WAN AWARDS 2012 Healthcare
4 World Trade Center
Corruption Eradication
Rock-Sette Disaster
CTV Building Inquiry
THE SELFRIDGES BEAUTY
FIELD OF LIGHT
New International Trade
Battersea Power Station
Aquatics Centre and Field
New technology park
Global stadia by FCC
425 Park Avenue
World Cities Network
Formula 1 Lotus Sculpture
Monolithic apartment block
AllesWirdGut
Floriade 2022
Peter Murray Protests for
World Architecture Day
Xiqu Centre
Nelson Mandela Legacy
Egar Mueller street art
Imperial Plaza Sky
City of Dreams Pavilion
HOTEL BALZAC
London 2012 Olympic Park
The Golden Temple
iPad winner
Stirling Prize Shortlist
2012 RIBA Lubetkin Prize
Ingfah Restaurant
Today's Tenders
San Antonio Library, Texas
Anish Kapoor exhibition
The Center for Innovation,
Today's Tenders
Olympic Opening Ceremony
Martin Luther King Junior
RIBA and Fees Bureau's
Today's Tenders
THE VIOLIN FACTORY
WALLPAPER BY DEBORAH
CLAYWORKS
Protection for heritage
WAN China
London 2012 Olympics sets
WAN AWARDS 2012 Civic
WAN AWARDS 2012
CIOB Photography
WAN Effectiveness award
Increase in Chinese
Today's Tenders
Breaking News: China
World Architecture Day
Better cities, better lives
Better cities, better lives
Natural History Museum
Better cities, better lives
Today's Tenders
WAN's top 100
Highlights from the Venice
Better cities, better lives
Senkaku & Diaoyu
Renovated synagogue, Poland
Today's Tenders
Forest Mews, Forest Hill
Interviews from La
Vallecas Housing
Will Alsop
Airbus 4D Light Show
CIOB Photography
Tottenham Rejuvenation
10x10 Drawing the City
WAN Adaptive Re-use Award
Michael Hammond podcast
Flawed construction
Sliced Porosity
Rethink Vancouver
CTBUH 2012 Shanghai 9th
The Value of Quality
Today's Tenders
Veracruz Architects
Ode À La Vie
World Architecture Day -
2012 WAN AWARDS Civic
Today's Tenders
World Architecture Day
World Architecture Day
World Architecture Day
World Architecture Day
World Architecture Day
World Architecture Day
World Architecture Day
Austerity School Plans
Highline for London
VIEW Showcase
Today's Tenders
The Architecture of James
Student Competition Winner
Flat Pack Design
Today's Tenders
2012 WAN Product of the
2012 WAN Effectiveness
WAN AWARDS 2012 Transport
STARBUCKS ESPESSO JOURNEY
WAN winners speak at WAD
Today's Tenders
Bhartiya City
Hurricane Sandy hits
10x10
WAN AWARDS 2012 Transport
Masjid an-Nabawi Mosque
New National Stadium
Mercury City
2012 WAN Urban
WAN AWARDS 2012 Urban
New skyline for Tel Aviv
Sustainability: Where are
Today's Tenders
London’s future hub
East or West?
Reader Image of the Week:
Sustainability: Where are
WAN Workspace Interiors
Sustainability: Where are
Tsunami-resistant port
INSTACON
SkyCity
Shipping Container Homes
We want your reviews!
Obituary: Oscar Niemeyer
WAN AWARDS 2012 Commercial
Report: CTV Building
Oscar Niemeyer 1907-2012
Sydney International
WAN AWARDS 2012 Adaptive
Today's Tenders
Reader Review:
Reader Review:
WAN Adaptive Re-use Award
WAN AWARDS 2012 Commercial
Season of Goodwill: The
2013 Honours List
Festina Lente
Designing for better
$11bn investment in
Today's Tenders
Ada Louise Huxtable
World Architecture Day 2013
Iceberg
Broken Bridge II
Chicago Building Fire
Experts Comment: The
Sinkhole appears in
Deal struck for promotion
2012 WAN House of the Year
WAN AWARDS 2012
WAN Sustainable Building
New City of El-Menia
Ambulance Playground
WAN AWARDS 2012
Less is More: Should
Bow Street Magistrates
Rational House
Hotel Wiesergut
The LEGO House
'Designing for Champions'
Reinvent the Payphones
361 Degrees Conference
eVolo 2013 Skyscraper
[PACIFIC] New Ocean
MIPIM Awards 2013
Steel structure shelters
Design and dementia
Shortlist announced for
Topshelf by Greyroom
Australia 108
New scandal in Chinese
Joao Havelange Stadium
40-storey hotel engulfed
Park Inn Radisson Hotel in
Penn Station
Reasons why Denise Scott
Preston Bus Station
American Folk Art Museum
2013 WAN AWARDS Education
21 for 21 Award 2013
Regent Street Windows
WAN AWARDS 2013 Education
Portland to Portland
Jan Shrem and Maria
Aga Khan Award for
Miami Beach Convention
21 for 21 Award Exhibition
Swiss report on the health
Penn Station
Breaking News
Hôpital Universitaire de
Goethean Science Building
Vertical Forest Building
CONRAN TO JUDGE WIN AWARDS
Architecture: Steiner
Container Vacation House
KONE UltraRope(TM)
Dayiwul Lirlmim
WAN AWARDS 2013 Healthcare
2013 WAN Hotel of the Year
Portland 2 Portland
CTBUH 2013: Height and
Denise Scott Brown and the
Exbury Egg
Portland 2 Portland
Israel's Architectural
Torre David
2012 London Olympic
2013 WAN Hotel of the Year
PET bottle installation
WAN AWARDS 2013 Healthcare
KGH Tower, Bahrain Bay
Towards 8 Billion: Housing
Museum for Underwater
Podcast: Portland 2
The Langham
+ Pool
Bank of England App
Portland 2 Portland
Heathrow Airport
2013 RIBA Stirling Prize
UK Airport Debate
From Elephant & Castle
Flinders Street Station
Madison Square Garden
House of Peroni
Sky City
Singapore Life Church
House of Peroni
CityVision Rio Competition
Flinders Street Station
Endless Stair, Tate Modern
Windhover Contemplative
Culture Shed
'Hyperloop'
Rebuild by Design
Hudson River Park
QueensWay
White Collar Factory and
The Langham
2017 World Expo
Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland
Open House
Ground/Work
Aga Khan Award for
Tokyo to host 2020 Summer
Southbank Centre
The SPA
Architects House Exchange
The City of Dreams
Emporis Skyscraper Award
Metropolitan Police
George Washington
Clermont Hotel and
WAD13 Evening Reception
Sagrada Familia
World Architecture Day
MAG Group Residences
The Lagoons
WAD Report: Building on
Stavros Niarchos
A Dolls' House
Tokyo Stadium comes under
WAD13: Jay Cross
WAD13: Craig Dykers
WAD13: Practical Utopias
WAD13: Yama Karim
WAD13: Waterfronts Today
Workshop: Evolutions in
WAD13 Round-up
Earl Shapiro Hall
Energy Bunker
Interview: Alex Ely
Battersea Power Station:
Sydney Architecture
New possibilities in
World Trade Center
A Dolls' House charity
University of Manitoba
10 x 10
Possible changes afoot for
Mini M
Raouche Skywalk
Expo 2020 Dubai
Outlet Village Kievsky and
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Çanakkale Antenna Tower
Iniala Beach House
National Centre for
Axel Springer Media Campus
Palace of Westminster
The best architecture
Park or parking lot?
Festive Feature - March
Kimbell Art Museum
Interview: Nico
Clearpoint Residencies
NYRP EDGE/ucation Pavilion
Inaugure Hospitality
Schüller Showroom
Park Russia
Bridge as sustainable
Alumni Hall at Vanderbilt
The Photographer's House
Demolition of American
Shard Number 3
EDITION Hotel, Times Square
Shop Talk: Will Alsop
Street Smart
Growing Underground
Showcase: Year of the Snake
Frank Lloyd Wright and the
2014 Sochi Winter Olympic
World Architecture Day
Hy-Fi, MoMA
432 Park Avenue
Designing with Nature
Reversed tributary housing
In other news...
Kiosk Exhibition
Sommelier's Home
In other news...
Nobel Center
Shop Talk: Morten Schmidt
In other news...
Shop Talk: Bob Fry
Residential property
Arbre Blanc
July 22 Memorial
WAN Survey
In other news...
Serpentine Pavilion 2014
la Biennale di Venezia:
In other news...
Ferrari Land
Review: Being an Architect
Shop Talk: Morag Morrison
Museum of Modern Art and
North West Cambridge
RIBA Shanghai Xintiandi
Battersea Power Station:
The Farrell Review
Report: Concrete Action
UK Pavilion for Milan Expo
Liverpool Flyover
3D Printed Houses
BUS:STOP Krumbach
WAD14 Editorial: Transport
Mackintosh Building,
Kaleido
Golden Lion: Phyllis
Skyscraper Competition
Cellular Tessellation
Pont des Arts
14th International
Frazer Stokes
Vitra Slide Tower
RIBA Manser Medal
Tech Focus
City Beach NYC
Sokolniki Park of Culture
Breaking News
BioCasa_82
Breaking News
Clark Art Institute
Mall of the World
Wanda Skyscraper
Nobel Qur’an Oasis
Heathrow City
Stirling Prize Shortlist
PSES Building
Heron Tower to become
WAD14 Partnership with Mr.
Lucas Museum of Narrative
Sir Richard MacCormac:
Interview: OTXOTORENA
River Champagne Bar
The Structural Awards 2014
SMALL ARCHITECTURE NOW!
RiF010 Water Sports Arena
Interview: Tomas Koolhaas
Interview: Richard Glover
Still listening after all
WAN Facade Award
Urban Shade
Guggenheim Cruise Ship
Al Maktoum International
We Are The City
AND Film Festival
Guggenheim Museum
World Architecture Day 2014
ASH
Danish Education Design
WAN Mobile
Underwood-Pavilion
Mont Tremblant Discovery
Long Museum West Bund
WAN Sustainable Building
Ledge House
Ciputra International
LEAF Awards 2014 winners
11th Street Bridge Park
Taichung Condominium Tower
RIBA international design
Technology and Design
The Architects' Ball
Wunderbugs
University of Pembangunan
Guggenheim Helsinki
Dr. Verna and Peter
Situation Room, Storefront
Yinchuan Greenland Center
Parliament - Senate -
Interview: LAVA
Richardson's Yard
Building the Essence
10x10 Drawing the City,
Léon Blum viaduct
Future Ground
Sunrise to High-Rise
'Sancaklar Mosque'
Leventis Art Gallery
Roche corporate
Super Tower
Unboxed
Lincs2Nepal
Køge North Station
Book Review: Cabins by
Oaks Prague Competition
Mesa City Center
The Attendant
Mackintosh Building,
Case Study: The Safety
Guggenheim Helsinki Design
Millharbour Village
Holiday Reading
 
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