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Malcolm Fraser moves to Halliday Fraser Munro
30 Sep 2015 – Celebrated Edinburgh architect Malcolm Fraser has joined Aberdeen architecture practice Halliday Fraser Munro – more details on the Edinburgh Architecture site’s news page.
Scottish Poetry Library, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Save the Scottish Poetry Library Building
Letter of objection from Malcolm Fraser Architect re a planning application to revise this wee gem of a building, readers are welcome to show their support for retaining The Scottish Poetry Library as it is. The application not only doesn’t look aesthetically pleasing but it removes an intriguing public realm. The proposal is a regressive step, comments welcome, Adrian Welch, Editor.
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Lothian, Scotland
photo © David Morris
The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation – 7 Feb 2014
The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation is a world class interdisciplinary research and teaching facility focused on key climate related challenges facing society. The ECCI will: bring together and direct high-quality research; address the significance of climate change at the science-society interface; inform political decision making; and establish Edinburgh as a leading university in the field.
Speirs Locks Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
photo © David Morris
Speirs Locks Studios
Four, nondescript, 1980s portal frame buildings have been skilfully and economically transformed by Malcolm Fraser into new technical teaching areas, including design studios, teaching rooms, a wardrobe department with paint, timber and stage workshops for the Royal Academy of Music and Drama.
RIBA Awards winner – 19 May 2011
Saltire Awards : Malcolm is the 2011 Annual Chair. 30 Mar 2011
Malcolm Fraser, Architect – Key Projects
Recent Building by Malcolm Fraser Architects (MFA)
Scottish Ballet, Glasgow, Scotland
image : David Morris
Scottish Ballet Glasgow – Scottish Design Awards Building of the Year 2010
Major Malcolm Fraser Buildings – featured, alphabetical:
Berwick Townspace, Scotland
Date built: 2008
image © Keith Hunter
The brief required a business establishment, whose creative bustle works well within the traditional grain of a Berwicks close and courtyard pattern, in particular one that links out to surrounding streets, courts and buildings.
Dance Base – National Centre for Dance, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 2001
image © Adrian Welch
Dance Base – dance space: each of four studios is modelled around a different type of dance. Furthermore the architect is a dancer too and MFA describe the building with genuine passion. The studios are scattered in section and plan up the slope from the historic Grassmarket.
Best Building in Scotland winner in 2002 + Stirling Prize Shortlisted
Dance City, Newcastle, England
image © Morley von Sternberg
Dance City Newcastle
Dance City needed to create an environment in a new building that would allow for creative communication between its diverse users. Their existing building on a nearby site lacked a central unifying focus, and appeared intimidating to first time users. Its location was hidden from view and while a significant proportion of people in Newcastle knew the organisation, many did not know where to find it.
Princess Gate housing, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 2007
image from MFA
Scottish Poetry Library, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 1999
image © Adrian Welch
Scottish Poetry Library
Malcolm Fraser Buildings in Scotland – featured
MFA Designs, alphabetical:
Bank of Scotland Mound Branch Redevelopment, central Edinburgh
Bank of Scotland Headquarters : HBoS HQ
This is a major interior project by MFA.
Dovecot Studios – former Infirmary Street Baths, central Edinburgh
Victorian baths to weaving room, gallery, offices and residential for Dovecot Studios.
A new tapestry studio and two large exhibition areas in the Old Town, a World Heritage Site. Dovecot, Britain’s leading tapestry company, re-inhabits the first public swimming baths opened in 1885 in Infirmary Street – saving a derelict building that was on the Buildings at Risk Register.
Holyrood Abbey Church, east Edinburgh
Date built: 2007
Holyrood Abbey Church
A fairly plain and humble extension and light touch redevelopment.
Opal Lounge, George St, Edinburgh New Town
Park Rangers, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
Holyrood Park : Won by MFA in competition
Spence House, 22 Spylaw Bank Rd, Spylaw, Colinton Village, Edinburgh
Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Slateford, Edinburgh
Malcolm Fraser building : Water of Leith Visitor Centre
Wightman House, 15 Sciennes Gardens, Sciennes, Edinburgh
Malcolm Fraser house : Sciennes House
More projects by Malcolm Fraser, Architect, online soon
Location: North Bridge Studios, 28 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1QG, Scotland
Edinburgh Architects Practice Information
Malcolm Fraser Architect studio based in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Malcolm Fraser Architects Edinburgh : Contact Details
MFA – The Drum Housing, Bo’ness
Scottish Architectural Designs
Contemporary Architecture in Scotland
Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list
Literature House for Scotland, John Knox House, Edinburgh
Winning Architects: Witherford Watson Mann ; Groves-Raines Architects Studios ; Studio MB
photograph © Daniel Lomholt-Welch
Literature House for Scotland
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Website: www.malcolmfraser.co.uk – no longer active for this practice