#RIAS Awards

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Awards are now in their second year recognizing the very best of Scottish Architecture and coinciding with UK wide RIBA awards. Amongst the 12 winning projects this year ‘The Ghost of Water Row‘ is a  sensitive and conceptual piece of  “architecture as art installation” by Edo Architecture. This temporary piece of architectural design, was  fun and challenging to capture in its setting and was initially illuminated for a few hours on the evening of November 5th 2012, as part of a public event celebrating 100 years to the day that Govan was subsumed into the city of Glasgow; its presence  questioning the nature of place whilst acknowledging the rich history, industry and cultural and creative activity present in Govan. I’m hoping this trend of photographing award winning architecture may continue as last year I was also pleased to have been commissioned to photograph Fore Street housing by Hypostyle Architects which picked up an award  for its novel social housing scheme, cleverly incorporated into a Glasgow tenement block back court area, making a desirable, safe and pleasant environment for residents.

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