#ScotlandHour August ’15: Architecture & Built Heritage
Join us for this month’s #scotlandhour Twitter chat on Wednesday 26 August, 9-10pm BST.
This month on #ScotlandHour we are talking about architecture and built heritage. To inspire you, we’ve asked our good friend Clare @IntermezzoArts http://www.intermezzo-arts.com/ to share some really interesting facts about Scotland’s buildings, architecture and hidden gems.
Here is our little Q&A…..we hope that it gets your creative thoughts flowing –
- Who are some of the most famous Scottish architects?
William Adam, Robert Adam, William Playfair, William Bruce
- Where did the Scottish Baronial style originate?
Abbotsford – Walter Scott’s home in Melrose. Queen Victoria copied his style for her home at Balmoral and then everyone copied her.
- When was Glasgow ‘City of Architecture’
In 1999 – and the designation kick-started a lot of the renovations of old buildings?
- What are some of the most famous building in Scotland?
Stirling, Dunvegan, Edinburgh Castles; The SSE Hydro; The National Museum of Scotland; The Scottish Parliament
- Why do most people in cities in Scotland live in tenements?
This is a European way of living – flats in cities above shops. They were built to house high numbers of people during the expansion of cities during the industrial revolution. Tenements are also found in New York and Berlin
- Where can you find examples of modern architecture?
Glasgow – The Hydro and the Armadillo; Dundee – The V&A will be a wonderful modern building; Edinburgh – The Scottish Parliament and the planned ‘Orange Peel’ a new hotel in the St James Quarter
- Who were the architects of Kelvingrove and what does its design represent?
The gallery was designed by Sir John W. Simpson and E.J. Milner Allen. It includes an entire program of architectural sculpture by George Frampton, William Shirreffs, Francis Derwent Wood and other sculptors. ( Have you heard the completely untrue story of the architect jumping to his death!)
Questions for August 2015 #scotlandhour, Wednesday 26 August, 9-10pm BST
Q1 – Scotland’s built heritage – where is the best place to start your research #ScotlandHour
Q2 -Which are your favourite tours which highlight architecture and built heritage #ScotlandHour
Q3 – Which buildings & architectural gems should visitors not miss #ScotlandHour
Q4 –Tell us the Scottish building which has most significance for you & why #ScotlandHour
Q5 – Where can you find examples of modern architecture in Scotland #ScotlandHour
Q6 – Share your pics of the Scotland’s most stunning buildings #ScotlandHour
We are delighted to introduce this month’s co-hosts: