Chatham Achieves Stirling Prize Shortlist
20th Jul 2017
After winning the RIBA South East Regional and National Award, Command of the Oceans at The Historic Dockyard Chatham has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling prize building of the year. It joins a diverse list of finalists, including the British Museum extension, Hastings Pier, City of Glasgow College, Juergen Teller’s photography studio and Barretts Grove.
Congratulations to architecture firm Baynes and Mitchell and the team whose designs have transformed the 18th-century dockyard in Chatham, Kent. The project tells the story of the most complete dockyard of the age of sail to be fully told for the first time and centres around the Namur, ‘the ship beneath the floor’ uncovered by chance in 1995.
It was a real pleasure to have been a part of the story with our interpretation of Chatham’s great history through multiple AV installations and interactives.
Our Studio Wins Scottish Design Award
29th May 2017
Congratulations to the supremely talented Brian McGinlay and Mark Bell at McGinlay Bell, winners of The DRUM’s Scottish Design Award for Best Commercial Project for our new studio in Glasgow’s Merchant City.
McGinlay Bell transformed the dilapidated building (previously used as a hairdressers, a tobacco merchant and one of Glasgow’s earliest print shops) by exposing the masonry shell and re-modelling the internal floor space into a new multi-layered arrangement with fit for purpose workstations, meeting rooms, a flexible screening space, an event and exhibition space. The three story Victorian unit now has a spacious open plan studio for our designers and developers.
NMS Wins Museum and Heritage Award
22nd May 2017
The annual Museums + Heritage Awards recognises ground-breaking exhibitions and we’re delighted they’ve awarded the National Museum of Scotland the Permanent Exhibition accolade for their ten new state-of-the-galleries.
We created ten films and five interactives for the award-winning galleries dedicated to art, design, fashion, science and technology, which opened in July 2016.
RTS Scotland 2017 Nominations
10th Apr 2017
Three is indeed our lucky number as for the third year in a row, we’ve been shortlisted for the RTS Scotland Awards.
We are thrilled to have been nominated for Mentorn’s New Town & BBC Scotland’s Beyond the Battlefield: 100 years of Erskine in the Graphics and Titling category. As well as our work for Future Cities Catapult’s UK Data Dome which is in the running for the Best Innovation award.
We hope to add to our growing collection of RTS Awards (5 so far) at the big event next month. See the full list of nominees here.
Visit England Awards Finalists
4th Apr 2017
This year’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence shortlist include two museums we’ve worked on. The Crystal is a finalist for the Business Tourism Provider of the Year Award and The Roman Baths & Pump Room is a contender for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year. Both museums are well-deserving of the awards and you can see the work we created for them on our projects page.
Information is Beautiful Award Winner
1st Mar 2017
A warm welcome to our newest team member, Austrian graphic designer Herwig Scherabon. A Glasgow School of Art Alumnus, Scherabon recently had two data visualisations that won the Kantar Information is Beautiful 2016 student award.
With a background in urban planning and architecture, Herwig brings a unique perspective to the studio and we look forward to working with him.
Recognition for FLUX
7th Feb 2017
Congratulations to our team member, Vincent Wolf whose work will be showcased in Aesthetica Magazine’s Art Prize Anthology of 100 leading contemporary artists from around the world!
Created in collaboration with Saunt & Sinner, Vincent Wolf’s FLUX collection explores the complex and interconnected relationship between light (the Saunt) and dark (the Sinner).
Bringing fashion and technology together, Saunt and Sinner x Vincent Wolf explored the latest advances in virtual reality for FLUX. Each print design has been created as an immersive world experience that can be entered using the latest VR viewer technology.
Titanic Belfast Wins World’s Leading Tourist Attraction
5th Dec 2016
Titanic Belfast has just scooped ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards in the Maldives.
A mere three months since winning ‘Best European Attraction’ at the World Travel Awards in Italy this September, the museum beat stiff competition from eight global finalists – including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Las Vegas Strip, USA, Machu Picchu, Peru and Guinness Storehouse, Ireland.
It is a privilege to have been a part of this impressive project by creating the immersive media exhibits that help to make the visitor experiences so popular. Find out more about the award here.
Titanic Belfast named Best European Attraction
9th Sep 2016
Titanic Belfast has been named Best Attraction in Europe at the World Travel Awards 2016.
This iconic tourist attraction has seen over 3 million visitors pass through its doors since opening four years ago and has beat the Colosseum in Rome, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and La Sagrada de Familia in Barcelona to the post by public vote.
ISO are proud to have been a part of this massive project by providing the immersive media exhibits that help to make this attraction so popular. Find out more about the award here.
Recognition for White Robot
14th Jul 2016
Member of ISO’s go to design team Will Anderson has featured at Edinburgh International Film Festival presenting a retrospective of his work.
Together with Ainslie Henderson, the duo are the writing/directing team behind the Bafta award winning production company White Robot. This early retrospective highlighted their extraordinary talent and volume of creative output at this stage in their career.
White Robots newest work FLIT will showcase as part of multi media production next month at The Edinburgh International Festival. The work is the first visual collaboration between the pair combining stop frame and digital animation to create a visual style reflecting themes of migration. The production marries this visual element with live music from Lau’s Martin Green, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, and Mogwai’s Dominic Aitchison among others.
‘It was such a different way of thinking making animation and telling a story on a stage, opposed to a screen, like a film. Suddenly there was loads of possibilities with scale, how things cut, where you look etc which was (still is!) an exciting challenge.’