- 1987-1994 (Creation)
Level of description
Content and Structure
Scope and content
The collection consists of job files and photographs for North Sun 1994 Conference, organised by Professor Colin Porteous.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.
System of arrangement
The material has been arranged into sub-fonds by project. In turn, these sub-fonds have been subdivided into two series - Job Files, and Images. Material within each of these has been catalogued according to original arrangements and divisions.
Name of creator
Prof Colin Porteous is an architect and researcher whose interest extends to energy-efficient design moved from practice to in-depth research. In 1981, he became active in the international solar community and then a full-time academic in 1986 after leading a community technical aid centre. He linked problems of fuel poverty to passive solar solutions via EU-funded Easthall Demonstration Project in early 1990s. Prof Porteous initiated the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) in 1993. He is the author of THE NEW eco-ARCHITECTURE (2002) and Solar Architecture in Cool Climates (2005), and has contributed a chapter to Sensing a Historic Low-CO2 Future (2011).
Received from Professor Colin Porteous, 2006.
Physical Description and Conditions of Use
Conditions governing access
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Conditions governing reproduction
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Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Collection Historical Note
Material, including abstracts and papers, relating to various North Sun Conferences, an event examining environmentally sustainable methods and technologies in architecture. North Sun 1994 was held at Glasgow School of Art, and organised by Porteous - material relating to this conference in particular forms the vast majority of this collection.
The material reflects not only the aims of the North Sun Conferences, seen in the comprehensive range of abstracts and papers, but also the minutiae of conference organisation.
People and Organisations
- The Glasgow School of Art (Subject)
Genre access points
Level of detail
- Catalogued by Mark Tripney Archives Assistant, c.2009-2010
- Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011
- Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, April 2014.
- Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.
Finding Aid Authors: The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections.
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