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Part 2 Project 2006
Tadashi Arai
Mackintosh School of Architecture Glasgow UK
Tower for the Future:
The Royal Society of Scotland
Scotland’s Institute of Science


This thesis proposal is for a new centre for the Royal Society of Scotland – the Scottish Institute of Science.

The creation of a new tower is a response to the round tower of the Museum of Scotland - two towers to celebrate the past and the future of Scotland. While the tower of the Museum of Scotland is made of stone cladding and inspired by a Scottish castle, the new tower should be inspired by technology and a lightness of structure. This floating box itself shows a visible demonstration of the environmental aspect and these eternally changing facades celebrate Scotland’s bright scientific future.

Tadashi Arai


The Royal Society of Scotland


This student’s thesis proposal is for a new centre for the Royal Society of Scotland

The creation of a new tower is a response to the round tower of the Museum of Scotland - two towers to celebrate the past and the future of Scotland. While the tower of the Museum of Scotland is made of stone cladding and inspired by a Scottish castle, the new tower should be inspired by technology and a lightness of structure.
This student’s project looks very modest but in fact has a rigorously developed technical language with environmentally responsive facades each responding to the conflicts of context and programme.

2006
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