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post updated 13 Feb 2021

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Key Buildings / Designs

Scottish Parliament Interiors
Scottish Parliament Interiors
photo © Adrian Welch

Dunfermline Museum Competition – Richard Murphy
Dunfermline Museum interior
image from architects
Shortlist: Malcolm Fraser, Gareth Hoskins, Make, Richard Murphy, Reiach & Hall, PagePark

Scottish Natural Heritage HQ – Great Glen House, Inverness
Design: Keppie Design Architects
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ - Great Glen House, Inverness
Great Glen House photo Michael Wolchover, from Keppie Design Feb 2007
Scottish Natural Heritage HQ : SNH, Inverness
The project At £12m construction cost and 6,000 sqm in area it contains open plan flexible office space and has been designed around and powered by the main airy atrium space at the heart of the building, maximising views around and through the building, and reinforcing connections with the setting. The sense of sitting in the landscape provides an excellent environment for effective working.

Art Nouveau Art School Interior : Glasgow School of Art
Art Nouveau Interior
image from GSA

Contemporary Interior – Point Hotel Edinburgh
Contemporary Interior
image from architects
“The original minimalist interior provided us with a blank canvas on which we could re-position the entire approach to the rooms. The majority of visitors are well travelled with an increasing awareness of design and operational style; as a result their expectations are higher than ever before. We feel it is critical for hotels to engage with guests in a more imaginative and memorable experience.”

Royal Museum of Scotland interior : Edinburgh
Museum interior
photo © Adrian Welch
Amazingly according to architect Gareth Hoskins only 10% of visitors in the past ever got above the ground floor. Now the ‘basement’ is the Level 0 entry zone with cloakrooms, shop, brasserie, toilets and ‘group space’. Sandstone vaults have been revealed and with the stone floor and subtle lighting the space works well.

Interior Architecture – Scotland
There is a huge gap between how Interior Designers see themselves and how the public see them. The public imagine the Interior Designer as the arranger of cushions of curtains, and specifier of furniture and products, such as ornamental metal letters, while Interior Designers imagine themselves as the creators of environments, using light, material, and space to set a mood or frame an event.

Nightclub Interior : ABC Glasgow
This Sauchiehall St building has been an ice rink, a circus and a cinema. Prior to redevelopment by Michael Laird Architects for Regular Music it was an empty shell. There are numerous bars and a second performance space.

Hotel Hotel Interior : Radisson Glasgow
Hotel Interior
photo : Andrew Lee
The back of the copper wall was facetted so that we could view slithers of the Heilanman’s Umbrella and an interesting wee classical building on the north of Argyle Street from various points in the Radisson hotel, like from the main feature stair. This five-storey space is naturally lit from above and feature lifts move through the space and guests can look into from the corridors leading to their rooms.

Office Interiors : SEEL

Contemporary Bar Interior by Graven Images : Collage Bar
Contemporary Bar Interior
photograph © Keith Hunter
The environment is designed to react to light and the key materials are glass and pale stone. Indian silver greywood veneer panels wrap the solid edges. The glass balustrade sparkles like a huge chandelier and gives another layer of transparancy to the whole composition. The views onto the street are fantastic!”

Theatre Interior : Tramway, Glasgow

Contemporary Bar Interior by KBA: Halo Bar, Edinburgh

Famous interior designs by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh

House for an Art Lover

Willow Tea Rooms – this is very popular inside with our walking tours, there are two rooms on the first floor for afternoon tea

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