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In conversation with the Crumble magazine’s editor-in-chief

“Illustrators often see it more as an object, as an art piece.” Felix Wilson is at home in Aberdeenshire, donning his signature glasses and a white T-shirt. He’s talking about Crumble Magazine, which he represents as editor-in-chief. Of the many things that makes Crumble unique, it is its appearance that stands out the most when […]

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Studio from home: how a remote university challenges creative minds

It is no breaking news that home is becoming our workplace, our new gym, our new restaurants, and now that autumn is here our new university. For art students, it is the entire studio moving into their flat. They have collaborative design thinking via calls, model making in the kitchen. Let’s have a look at […]

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Should architects work for repressive regimes?

Bjarke Ingels is one of the most famous and most celebrated architects of today, producing distinctive contemporary buildings focused on utilising space and light in novel ways. Over the last fifteen years the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has grown from designing ambitious residential blocks shaped as mountains or large figures of eight around Copenhagen, to […]

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Edinburgh’s Changing Architecture: An Interview with Malcolm Fraser

Over the past few years there has been increasing anxiety surrounding the possibility that Edinburgh might lose its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to an influx of new projects granted planning permission, spanning from student accommodation and hotels to imperious shopping centres. Despite the fact that Edinburgh’s aesthetic character is one of […]

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Notre Dame aflame: our relationship with the built environment

News of the fire at Paris’ beloved Notre-Dame cathedral was everywhere. We all saw it – a dark Parisian skyline lit up by engulfing flames as the 850-year-old cathedral blackened in the smog. Panning away from the nightmarish scene, however, was to look upon a united Parisian community, gathering together for their cherished Notre-Dame – […]

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The culture of open source: No copyrights, no patents

Image: Samuel Zeller In name, the open source movement started in computing in the 1990s. It was an effort to reawaken the mentality of early programmers, who would freely share their code with each other in order to learn more and to quickly make progress. Open source software is released under a license giving users […]

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Visionary Palaces

Scottish National Gallery: Until 17th June Karl Friedrich Schinkel was a nineteenth century pioneering architect responsible for many landmarks in Berlin today. The new exhibition, Visionary Palaces Designs by Karl Friedrich Schinkel at The Scottish National Gallery on the mound presents two of Schinkel’s unrealised projects for palaces executed in the 1840s. The first is […]

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Build It!

The National Museum, Grand Gallery: Until 17th April As part of the 2016 Festival of Architecture, celebrating the “fantastically built environment of Scotland’, the National Museum of Scotland is hosting an exhibition in collaboration with renowned full-time Lego artist Warren Elsmore. Elsmore’s first project, a three metre long replica of the Forth Road bridge, was […]