Our Regent Street dormer in the Architect's Journal Building Library. LINK (but may require a login).
17th January 2014
We are very pleased to have been invited along with 5 other (bigger and longer established) pratices to submit design ideas in a design competition for the reburbishment and extension of the Village Hall in Heriot, Scottish Borders.
9th January 2014 [Year of the Horse]
Welcome to our new employee, Euan Gray, a brilliant young architect aiming to get his part III with us. Euan's career has been varied & hands on including this yoga studio (pictured above) which he designed and self built
as owner of the wildhutte design company.
Euan's experience and personal research into hutting
ties in with our interests and I hope Euan will push on our research in that field.
9th December 2013 Video of Kieran talking at the RSA about our Warming Hut project [start at 3:53]
23rd November 2013
Site visit to Galasheils this weekend; exciting site with huge slope.
17th November 2013
"Strawberry string" maqutte for warming huts finished and delivered to the RSA. Our 2nd submission, Above Scotland exhibition table, also included.
7th November 2013
Last site visit to listed building alteration project for which we were the architect; St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife.
1st November 2013
We achieved planning approval this week for this little barrel-vaulted extension.
Working on design model for extension to listed building in Edinburgh.
24th October 2013
Kieran is giving a talk at 57°10 the student run architecture lecture series at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Thursday 24th at 5pm.
18th September 2013
Toddlers Hut project featured in News Section of Dutch Architecture Magazine A10. Sept/Oct 2013
13th September 2013
Friday 13th wasn't inauspicious for us as our cantilever steel balcony & stair clicked into place like a dream. Site install in St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife led by
Johannes Sailer included Kieran + client!
Busy month: trip to Tokyo including visiting this Exhibition of work by Christian Kerez. A repeat of his Venice Biennale exhibition of 2012.
House alterations with home office in garden, Portobello, Edinburgh.
Published in Grand Designs magazine
We've been shortlisted for an art/architecture competition. Site & brief not public yet but looking forward to ongoing collaboration with
The Toddlers Hut model at the Royal Scottish Academy of Arts & Architecture.
We had two works selected for the RSA open exhibition which runs from
Nov 24th - Dec 16th, RSA on the Mound, Edinburgh. Photos by Eileen Hall.
The Toddlers Hut not-for-profit playgroup on the beach in Portobello goes in for planning.
Makiko and Kieran have been invited by Edinburgh University Students Architecture Society to talk at Edinburgh University. Friday 9th November at 6:30pm
First images of the exhibition "Above Scotland" we designed at the Lighthouse in Glasgow for RCHAMS and A+DS.
images by Eileen Hall.
Private view tomorrow for the Above Scotland Exhibition at the Lighthouse in Glasgow.
Day one: installation:
We designed and fabricated 25 bespoke steel tables, each with a magnifying lens lamp, for an exhibition at the Lighthouse in Glasgow
Above Scotland, exhibition at the Lighthouse in Glasgow, invitation.
Participated in Portobello High School community consultation. Thoroughly unsatisfactory meeting. However... We were table #3.
Our conclusions drawn on page above (click to enlarge) but just to summarise:
1. Investigate if Portobello Park is Common Good Land (probably not seems to be consensus).
2. If it is enact a Private Act of Parliament to allow building here (as at National Galleries in Princess St Gardens.
3. Appeal to supreme court.
1A. IN PARALLEL with the above Council should start feasibility into option 2 site.
NB our table also concluded following:
A. No to community referendum as that would "polarise opinion" and distract from the issue.
B. No to existing school site - too small and de-cant not plausible.
C. No to any site outwith the catchment area of the school.
D. Walking to school is the best option!
Origami flyer of our recently finished Trinity Project.
Makiko is talking at Edinburgh Napier University today about her background and route into design.
Design development model in progress for house extension, Edinburgh.
The Japanese House, Edinburgh featured in the special 100th anniversary edition of Grand Designs Magazine. Eight page article by Jill MacNair with photographs by
See press page for more info
The GIA are loking for a new community project to use to run an architecture competition for 2012.
(We won the Kilcreggan competition in 2011, pictured). A pdf is available to download for more information
KGA are proud to announce that the V&A has invited us together with
DO Architecture from Glasgow and Kennedy Twaddle from London / Dundee
to give the V&A at Dundee's annual keynote address. Part of the Ignite Festival in Dundee on 19th May.
The 2011 lecture was given by Kengo Kuma.
10/04/2012 | COMPETITIONS
We were invited to submit a proposal for a 5000m2 office building in Geneva. The site was complicated with a North frontage and
surrounded by a mix of housing, office and light industrial buildings. Our proposal was to make a deep timber frame with a mix of
timber and glass infill to soften the building.
This image by the fantastic Jonathan Knox of Pixogram
Special thanks to new employee Frazer Haviz who has been working hard on these competitions.
The Architects Journal publish their Peckham Charrette issue. Konishi Gaffney invited and led one of the
six architect / lighting teams.
Scottish government publishes our Bath Street and Japanese House projects in their new exemplar pages entitled
We were invited by Philips Lighting and The Architects Journal to a design charette on Peckham in London. Marianne and Kieran attended from the studio.
Just been sent a copy of the Urban Realm Architecture Scotland Annual 2011 with our Bath Street project.
See press page for more info
Black Isle design exercise: how do you place a modern extension onto an asymetric 1970's house?
Our answer was to ignore that problem and solve a different problem: How to give more height to the ground floor extension when there is a flat roof balcony 2.5m above...
I like our solution (the steps point at the amazing view) and this was done in 6 hours proving we can tailor our services to your requirements!
Architects Journal news article on the Peckham Rye Lane Urban Design charette.
Online version in the Architects Journal (subscription may be required)
KGA were invited by the Architects Journal as one of six architects & lighting designers to work on the Peckham Rye Lane Urban Design charette. The event (on 23rd February) was sponsored by Philips Lighting who also
invited us to Eindhoven to see their R&D factory and new products.
Article in the Architects Journal (subscription may be required)
Photo by Merlin Fulcher.
Pictures of our Trinity project back from the photographer.
Toddler Hut public consultation tomorrow afternoon at the local library.
See Toddler Hut project page for more info on the design proposals.
Photography day with Alan Craigie of our recently completed projects at Trinity and Willowbrae in Edinburgh. (This one an i-phone pic of mine, not the real thing!)
We love plastecine! In progress 1:300 site model by Sheffield architecture school graduates Rafaela and Josh.
K is for...
We make the list (only architect) in Scotland's The Herald 2012 press review of year called "Who's Hot & What's Happening". See press page for more info
Many thanks to Module Architects for alerting us to the fact.