Konishi Gaffney Architects
2011, AJ Small Projects Award (shortlisted)
2011, Edinburgh Architecture Association Small Projects Award (shortlisted)
2011, Saltire Housing Design Awards (commendation)
This intervention was undertaken in a Grade B Listed building in the Portobello Conservation Area of Edinburgh. A glass corner opened the house’s kitchen—formerly a dark, underused room—to the garden and a small deck, bringing sunlight into the house from the south. Removing the heavy masonry allowed for a substantial increase in floor space and made the kitchen a new focal point for the house.
Entuitive (previously TALL Engineering) engineered a set of minimal supports, including an 80 mm steel post and hidden steel beam, achieving the effect of a fully glazed corner with no visible structural support.