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Alan Pert Position in Melbourne
20 Sep 2012 – Alan Pert, director of Nord Architecture Ltd, is to take up a full-time position as director of the Melbourne School of Design, Victoria, Australia. 3 Jul 2012
Maggie’s Forth Valley News
Maggie’s is delighted to announce that this Glasgow architects practice have agreed to design the Maggie’s Centre in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. The multi-award winning architects, established in 2002, are known for their unique buildings and for drawing their inspiration from social and cultural issues.
Maggie’s Forth Valley
NORD Hospice Appointment
The architect practice has been appointed to design a new facility for the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.
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Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow by NORD Architecture
The Glasgow architects office told e-architect their response to the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice brief is to turn to the familiar image of ‘the home’ for clues as to how we might consider an appropriate but inspiring piece of architecture. The architects practice envision a family of domestic scale spaces with carefully placed windows allowing visual and physical access to the outside at all times, be it a private courtyard or surrounding landscape context. 26 Jul 2011
The founders of award-winning Scottish architecture practice NORD are to go their separate ways.
The Glasgow architects practice was co-founded by Robin Lee and Alan Pert. Robin Lee is to set up his own architects studio based in London and Glasgow while Alan Pert will continue to run a practice as NORD. A domain name for Robin Lee Architecture has been registered.
NORD (Northern Office for Research and Design) was founded in 2002 by the pair who had both previously worked with Peter Richardson at Zoo Architects (now ZM Architecture).
The Northern Office for Research and Design have an office in Glasgow and London, UK.
20 Apr 2011
Shingle House, England
Date built: 2010
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Shingle House by NORD
This young Glasgow based architecture practice, established for only five years, have swiftly created an outstanding set of buildings. They are interested in the tactile qualities of architecture and in finding simple and elegant solutions to complex problems. The site in Kent which they are responsible for is highly challenging, with fierce winds and an unstable shingle bed. The house they are building will be covered in a black tarred shingles typical of the area and in its interior will feature an astonishing geometry of concrete and timber.
Highland Housing Fair, Inverness, Scotland
Date built: 2007-10
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NORD design : Highland Housing Fair
Alan Pert awarded Alumnus of the Year by University of Strathclyde
Architect of the Year: Alan Pert & Robin Lee of architects NORD
Commercial Project: East End Sawmills
Exhibition/Point of Sale: Architecture in Scotland 2004-2006: Defining Place
Product Design – Commendation: N180°
Scottish Design Awards 2007
Buildings by NORD Architecture
Buildings by NORD, alphabetical:
Bell-Simpson House, Scotland, UK
Date built: –
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Scottish House by NORD Architects
City waterside development – masterplan, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Urban Splash competition
Destiny Church, Glasgow, Scotland
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The architects describe the building, “At Destiny Church the primary issue was an existing 1970’s build side annex which was in a poor state of repair and detracted from the character of the church.
Internally the limited budget was used strategically to re-line the existing spaces rather than entirely refurbish them. Consequently an Oak lining board (to reflect the character of the existing church interior) is added to the internal spaces as a discrete layer allowing the existing space to be clearly read against the new insertion.”
East End Sawmills, Glasgow, Scotland
Date built: 2006
common place + gia exhibition + landforms
Date built: 2003
The Scottish installation – The Lighthouse’s Landforms exhibition, by this architects studio was in the official pavilion of La Biennale Di Venezia 9, Italy.
Glasgow Bars by this Architecture Practice
Big Slope Bar, 36a Kelvingrove Street
2nd Flr Terrace, Princes Square, central Glasgow
373-77 Sauchiehall St, central Glasgow
0141 333 3940
According to the Scottish design practice inspired by “Russian underground vodka bars and the great rooms of the Czar palaces.”
The Hallion private members club, Bath Street
Date built: –
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NORD Practice Information
Alan Pert is principal of the Northern Office for Research and Design
Alan Pert graduated from Strathclyde University School of Architecture in 1993 with a degree in Architectural Studies
Alan Pert was a founder of Zoo Architects
Alan Pert – Scottish Design Awards : Young Scottish Architect of the Year 2001
This Glasgow architecture studio was established in 2002.
The practice was included in AJ’s Top 40 under 40 British Practices, 2005
Roses Design Awards 2005 : Bell-Simpson House shortlisted
N180° by this Glaswegian architects studio: Scottish Design Awards 2007 – Product Shortlist
Scottish Design Awards 2007 – East End Sawmills – Commercial Project Shortlist
Buildings / photos for the NORD architects – Strathclyde architecture studio page welcome
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