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02 September 2009

Old bunkers get new life as flats in Bremen

Bremen-based architect Rainer Mielke has made a career out of transforming old bunkers into modern, affordable apartments. Out of these dilapidated buildings, Mielke and his partner Klaus Freudenberg create unexpectedly airy spaces that...

02 September 2009

35th annual Heritage Toronto Awards announced on October 13th

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the historic Carlu, Heritage Toronto will celebrate outstanding contributions by individuals and community organizations, as well as industry professionals and associations, in promoting and conserving Toronto’s history...

02 September 2009

2004 – Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Architect: EMBT/RMJM

02 September 2009

1956 – National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Architect: Reginald Fairlie Located on George IV Bridge in Edinburgh is the main building of the National Library of Scotland, Scotland’s only copyright deposit library. A pre-war design, the foundations were laid and...

02 September 2009

1907 – Burtons Department Store, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir John James Burnet Scotland’s first steel framed building, this is a fine corner building originally built as a department store for Burtons. It is still in use as commercial premises but...

02 September 2009

1901 – Standard Life Assurance, Edinburgh

Architect: J.M. Dick Peddie Elegant corner building which is now part of a larger office campus for Standard Life Assurance. Quite austere but for the decorative frieze under the cornice and the overly...

02 September 2009

1902 – Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Architect: William Hamilton Beattie Sumptuous railway hotel built at one end of Princes Street as the North British Hotel. At the other end of the street, a rival railway company built another hotel,...

02 September 2009

1892 – Jenners Department Store, Edinburgh

Architect: William Hamilton Beattie Jenners on Princes Street is not just a large department store, it is an Edinburgh institution – the Harrods of Edinburgh. Jenners is the oldest independent department store in...

02 September 2009

1890 – National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Architect: Sir Robert Rowand Anderson The building mixes Italian and Gothic styles and was constructed between 1885 and 1890 by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (1834-1921) as the National Museum of Antiquities. It is...