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3DReid at Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2018

  • 5th May 2018
  • |  Awards
  • |  Izzy Watson
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3DReid is delighted that ‘Buchan House’ at St Andrew Square in Edinburgh has been selected for the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2018 (5th May until 6th June 2018).

The Buchan House proposal represents an interesting contemporary intervention in a central Edinburgh setting. The exhibited visual was completed as part of the planning approval and Listed Building Consent for the re-imagining of Buchan House in Edinburgh. Appointed as architects and lead designers by S Harrison Developments, 3DReid’s sensitive conversion of the disused Grade A listed building will create a Malmaison Boutique Hotel with 72 guestrooms, restaurant, bar, coffee lounge and private dining facilities.

Situated in Edinburgh’s New Town Conservation Area and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site, the main part of the building was built in 1775 as five houses by renowned architect and builder John Young. 3DReid’s design creates a series of active public spaces at street level and bedroom accommodation on upper levels, plus two sensitive new build extensions within the existing courtyard and rear of the building to provide additional front of house space and key operational connections.

“We are very pleased that the quality of work put forward in the initial stages of the scheme has been deemed worthy of exhibition, and look forward to ensuring the same can be said of its built form.”
Ryan Hodge,
Project Architect

The extension design provided some complex contextual issues to navigate. In contrast to the Georgian frontage of the building, the back lane gives way to a more modern, steel and glasslike environment. Our particular plot also fronts onto Findlay Court square adjacent to the Portrait Gallery. The resultant elevation works with the existing terraced concrete frame of Buchan House, to provide a positive backdrop to the square, in a combination of anodised aluminium and granite, working to Georgian proportions. 3DReid is delighted that the visual has been selected for the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2018.

Ryan Hodge, project Architect at 3DReid said: “It is fantastic that our design for this significant location in Edinburgh has been selected for the RSA Annual Show. ”

“The new extensions were essential for the commercial viability of the scheme. However, new and old have been clearly delineated as it was of particular importance that the external additions were sensitive to, but visually and materially distinct from, the A-Listed Buchan House.” Says Doug Pearson, Associate Director at 3DReid.

The 192nd Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition and RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture 2018

The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2018 is a focal point of the RSA programme and showcases work from RSA Academicians the length and breadth of Scotland. Now in its 192nd year, it continues to provide a platform for contemporary painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography and installation, alongside work by some of the country’s leading architects.

The RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture also returns as part of the RSA Annual Exhibition. This exciting exhibition showcases a wide range of contemporary architecture projects selected from across Scotland and beyond. The exhibition features a range of models, architectural drawings and film and this year the works were selected and curated by Richard Murphy RSA, Deputy Convenor.

3DReid at Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2018


Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2018

Exhibition Dates: 5 May 2018 – 6 June 2018

More information on the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture:

Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2018
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