Design Nord + Gross.Max, The Lighthouse Exhibition, Scottish Architecture

Common Place Glasgow : Events May 2003

The Common Place Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Scotland, by NORD architects

post updated 1 December 2023

Common Place

2nd National Programme exhibition: COMMON_PLACE
22 Mar – 8 Jun

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Common Place, The Lighthouse
image from gross.max landscape architects

Following on from Anatomy of the House which looked at private domestic space, the second annual National Programme exhibition, NORD architects Exhibition, studies the area beyond the house – public places, both intimate and expansive, that we inhabit with others, and the wider connections that they make. Following the showing at The Lighthouse Common_Place will tour to venues across Scotland. Part of The National Programme which is supported by The Scottish Executive. Designers Nord, Glasgow.

30 May 30
‘This accompanying seminar to the COMMON-PLACE exhibition looks further into the ideas and issues raised, namely, what are common places and what do they meant to us. Chaired by the writer and broadcaster Muriel Gray’
2nd National Programme exhibition: COMMON_PLACE
Gallery Four

Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK

Architecture in Strathclyde

Glasgow Walking Tours

Design Nord were also responsible for gia exhibition 2003 + landforms
First Scottish Outing at Venice Biennale – Nord Architects

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

New Blue Sky Lounge at Ibrox Stadium
Blue Sky Lounge Ibrox Stadium Glasgow
image courtesy of Rangers FC
Blue Sky Lounge at Ibrox Stadium

University of Glasgow ARC
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre building
photo courtesy of UoG
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre

Glasgow Transport Museum

The Burrell Museum

Celtic Park


Homes for the Future, East End
Design: RMJM Architects
Homes for the Future

Student housing at 249 West George Street
Architect: Mosaic Architecture + Design
249 West George Street Glasgow student flats

The Lighthouse Trust

The Lighthouse Trust Glasgow

The Lighthouse Trust went into administration in August 2009. At its peak the Lighthouse Trust employed around 90 staff.

Its directors moved on: Nick Barley became director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Following a substantial redundancy programme the remaining staff were transferred to Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS) and Glasgow City Council (GCC).

The Lighthouse building remains in the ownership of Glasgow City Council, which has made financial provision to meet the costs of operating the centre, re-establishing it as Scotland’s National Centre for Architecture and Design.

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