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Colin D A Porteous Collection - Benside House Project, Stornoway

  • DC 043
  • Collection
  • 1977-1997

Job files, photographs, and architectural drawings and plans related to Benside House project, Stornoway.

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Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Job Files: Benside House, Stornoway

Folder contains:

  • general correspondence (including bills, invoices, letters relating to provision of goods and services, etc)
  • personal correspondence between Porteous and Inge Sorenson and Michael Leybourne, concerning process of build from earliest inception
  • trade literature, and correspondence relating to the same
  • drawings and sketches
  • and financial paperwork (bank statements, etc), originally separate from other correspondence.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Presentation Papers: Benside House, Stornoway

Folder contains:

  • texts for conference papers related to Benside House project, including 'Thermal Performance of a Large Room in an Energy Efficient Hebridean House with Emphasis on Assessing Relationship of High and Low Thermal Capacity Linings to Heating Strategy and Internal Comfort Conditions', presented at ERIC Conference, Inverness (1983)
  • 'Case Study: A Self-Built 'Green' House in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland', presented at CIB Conference, Watford (1994)
  • and general notes, correspondence, and ephemera related to the latter (including drawings and sketches).

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'Benside - BRE Paper 93-94': Benside House, Stornoway

Folder contains:

  • texts, with preparatory notes, and background and technical information, for conference paper titled 'Case Study: A Self-Built 'Green' House in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland', presented at CIB Conference, Watford (1994)
  • correspondence relating to Green Croft House's entry on Robert Gordon University's Ecological Design and Construction Database (with questionnaire)
  • Benside House's 'For Sale' notice and 'brochure'
  • and trade literature for Rayburn cookers.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Drawings & Plans: Benside House, Stornoway

Folder contains:

  • NUMBERED DRAWINGS: (IMC/1) plan and elevations, with annotations: 1:50
  • (IMC/1) plan and elevations, with sketch roof section: 1:50
  • (IMC/1) plan and elevations, with annotations and sketch alterations to original drawings, and with calculations on reverse: 1:50
  • (IMC/4) detail section C-C, showing new extension and existing cottage: 1:20
  • (IMC/4) detail section C-C, showing new extension and existing cottage, with sketch alterations and calculations on reverse: 1:20
  • (IMC/5) wall and roof details: 1:5
  • (IMC/5) wall and roof details, with sketch alterations: 1:5
  • (IMC/5) wall and roof details, with Colin Porteous' notes
  • UNNUMBERED DRAWINGS: existing site plan
  • proposed site plan.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Drawings & Plans: Benside House, Stornoway

Folder contains:

  • UNNUMBERED DRAWINGS CONT'D: 'House at 1 Benside' dimensions, in plan
  • part plans
  • ection of existing cottage and extension, with details, sketch details, and calculations
  • part plans and sections showing blockwork at open-fire end and Rayburn end
  • west-end gable elevation, and details of B-frame and link-frame: 1:50
  • elevation of A-frame and F-frame
  • window cill flashing details: fs
  • fireplace details in plan and section: 1:10
  • holding-down bolt details in plan and elevation
  • unidentified sketch details.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Drawings & Plans: Benside House, Stornoway

Folder contains:

  • UNNUMBERED DRAWINGS CONT'D: unidentified sketch details
  • planning application submission [as IMC/1]
  • planning application submission (as IMC/4)
  • poster titled 'Case Study: A Self-Built 'Green' House in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland' with notes, plan, and photos mounted on copy of drawing IMC/1 [part one of two, likely related to 1994 BRE Conference]
  • econd part of poster, with plan, section, and perspectives mounted on copy of drawing IMC/4 [part two of two, likely related to 1994 BRE Conference]
  • copy of Benside's 'Sale' notice
  • (D282/4) ground floor plan of Old People's Home and Cottage Hospital, Castlebay, Barra by Thomson, Taylor, Craig & Donald Architects, with sketch roof/chimney details on reverse [the latter possibly relating to Benside]: 1:100.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'Colin Porteous N'Sun '92... Norway etc. 1992'

Folder contains:

  • general correspondence relating to 1992 North Sun Conference, including abstract submission
  • copies of papers, including Porteous's 'Solar Retrofit of Thermally Substandard Housing in Glasgow'
  • programmes
  • notes
  • guides to some cities visited on GSA's Northern Latitude Solar and Bioclimatic Architecture Study Tour
  • and various items of trade literature.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'N Sun - Originals... Reg. Prog. etc'

Folder contains:

  • guide to Glasgow pamphlet
  • invite to post-conference civic reception
  • Porteous article from 'Sun at Work in Europe' on North Sun conference
  • cottish Solar Energy Group membership application/renewal form
  • conference pamphlets, programmes, payment and registration forms, compliment slips, and maps of Glasgow city centre.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'SSEG: North Sun 94 Misc'

Folder contains:

  • conference notice and report from 'Sun at Work in Europe'
  • newspaper cutting referring to Easthall project
  • invitations to post-conference civic reception
  • ummary of conference revenue and expenditure
  • list of delegates
  • funding applications
  • and general correspondence relating to North Sun conference.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Delegate pack

Folder contains: delegate pack, including 456-page proceedings, official 'quick guide' to Greater Glasgow, Royal Bank of Scotland notepad and pen, conference programme, list of delegates, Merchant City Trail pamphlet, dinner and lunch vouchers, and invitation to civic reception (all in North Sun folder).

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'Flier Copy etc - Logo Competition'

Folder contains:

  • correspondence relating to preparation of flyer for '2nd Announcement and Final Call for Abstracts', plus text for the same
  • competition details for logo design, and letters of congratulations and (post-conference) thanks to winner (Barry Gordon)
  • and handwritten notes on Scottish Solar Energy Group, detailing background, membership profiles, etc.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'Press Release'

Folder contains: copies of press release, detailing background to North Sun conferences in general, and GSA's in particular - includes copies of release sent to editor of The Times, and details of all newspapers and radio stations to be contacted.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'N Sun - Abstracts Summary, Session Chairs'

Folder contains:

  • correspondence, including fax from Lars Broman accepting offer to chair conference session G1
  • fax from Mats Ronnelid declining offer to chair session C2
  • letter from terry Hollands accepting offer to be guest speaker at conference dinner
  • letter from A Goetzberger declining offer to give keynote speech
  • and two copies of abstract summaries.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'N Sun - CP's Paper Illustrations'

Folder contains:

  • introductory address notes
  • 'Great Moments in Architecture' cartoon, featuring GSA
  • notes for sessions 3b and 4b
  • Porteous' et al paper on 'Thermally Efficient Window Design For The Scottish Housing Market'
  • timetable for tour and dinner
  • instructions to chairperson (on handling time per speaker, etc)
  • and acetates.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Folder titled 'N Sun 94 - Papers/Abstracts - Queries Post 31/3/94'

Folder contains:

  • correspondence relating to registrations and payments, and accommodation
  • correspondence relating to submission of late papers
  • organisation of presentations (IT requirements, etc)
  • fax copy of Leslie Jesch paper, 'ISES-Europe: Promoting European Cooperation in the Field of Renewable Energy'
  • and correspondence relating to subsidies for Eastern European delegates.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

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