Wallpaper* magazine publish picture of Makiko & Kieran with 4 other practices in the Architecture Gallery at the V&A with short article about projects. See press page for more info.


Work nears completion on this small project for kitchen / dining / living alterations.


Sketch design work on a small house alterations project.


Working on some iterations of form for a small children's nursery using the fantastic Pepakura designer which allows you to make very quick paper models from 3D computer models.


Konishi Gaffney Architects won a prestigious Saltire Housing Award commendation for the Bath Street Window project.

The Saltire Awards are 75 years old and the most prestigious awards in Scotland. We are delighted to have won having been shortlisted for the Japanese House in 2010. Congratulations to the builder Watson & Lyall who were there to pick up the award and the structural engineer Tall Engineers.

BBC articles Nov 2011, Aug 2011,


Kieran is introducing Minka a short documentary by Davina Pardo of Birldings Films at the Edinburgh Architecture Association on Wednesday 30th November 2011.


Progress on our project in Willowbrae, Edinburgh. Here new steel beams are encased in plasterboard to give short fire resistance.


Photographer Alan Craigie took some great pictures of our Greenhill place kitchen doors, nicknamed Alice in Wonderland doors as the scale of the opening is so large.


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Kieran wrote to the AJ about the Doolan RIAS best building in Scotland Prize and was published as letter of the week. We are looking forward to an honorary AJ china mug in the post!


We spent two week in France over the summer with our friend Frances Doherty, she "encourgaed" me into making a cermaic tile (all her guests do) and has now posted it on her pottery blog. Mine is a maquette of the entry sequence to our Fermanagh house.

Frances makes incredible ceramic sculptures (see her blue bells for example) which are a hand made version of biomimicry | parametricism. The sculptural repetition has an architectural power that I am trying to find a way of using on a building scale.


Just back from an extraordinary week visiting Sutherland (the far North West of Scotland) we had never been before and were overawed by the landscape. Really want to work in this area - so if you have a project let us know!


Uploaded our Canted House to this website


Chinese publisher Hi-Design publish our Japanese House. See press page for more.


Working up presentation drawings of our Canted House. Project listing to follow.


Planning application for small, affordable timber clad extension and alterations to this existing house in Portobello goes in.


Archdaily publish our Kilcreggan Competition win.

This project is a very simple design solution - a set of 3m high doors for a kitchen, out the garden. One thinner door opens in, the other larger door opens out.

The Client loves it and claims it has radically changed their house and how they live, which is why I love domestic architecture; small changes can make a disproportionate difference.


Interview on local TV station, URTV, about the Kilcreggan Competion win.

The 2011 Saltire Housing Design Awards shortlist was announced today.
Our 25K Bath Street Window is up sgainst strong competition so we're not holding our breath...
Nice to be recognised though after our Japanese House made the 2010 shortlist.


Konishi Gaffney architects presented on Saturday evening to the community and 6 judges in Kilcreggan village hall, we had expected 15-20 people so were pleased and surprised to see a packed hall. We were very pleased to have won from a large number of entrants (the shortlist was 6 from 56) and look forward to working with a very intelligent (and forthright) community lead by the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust.

This image of proposed beach and pool in the bay, located on the Highland boundary fault line.

Thanks to the Glasgow Institute of Architects for a very well run competition. Full results here

11/08/2011 Shortlisted

Shortlisted for GIA run design competition: Kilcreggan - a future for rural communities.

Presentation and judging on the 20th August 2011.


Published in US based Dwell Magazine. www.dwell.com/articles/A-Piece-of-Home
And parodied in Unhappy Hipsters whose tagline "It's lonely in the modern world" we love.
Pictures by Ben Anders.


Sedum roof matting installed on Friday on our Trinity project. The green cable in a temporary watering supply mechanism (hence also the water in the valley gutter).


Visited Zaha Hadid's Riverside Museum in Glasgow. Great building.


At the summer soltice it's hard to remember what noon on January 2nd looked like. Here it is, when we visited the new site for a house in Fermanagh. The house we designed, under wraps for now, is currently in for planning which is an interminably long process in Northern Ireland.


ScotLarch cladding at the listed Trinity House.


Art of Leith Exhibition opens


Shortlisted for a second Saltire Housing award in a row for our tiny Bath Street Window project.
The last set of Judges from the EAA didn't visit in the end which was very disappointing.


Art of Leith Exhibition poster uses our Fermanagh House image.
Please come along to the exhibition and to the Open Studios day.

Bath Street Window published on the URBAN Realm site.


Invited to join the adam&eve project.


BetonHala Exhibition Centre Competition winners announced. Our scheme

Opened a posterous blog site http://konishigaffney.posterous.com/#


Cleared Fraser's desk today by [finally] getting these models up on the wall.


Our Bath Street Window makes the cover of Beautiful Kitchens Magazine.

We're supporting Architect in the House - RIBA, Shelter


Scottish Larch cladding from Russwood sample panel approved by client today.


Competition proposal, first model images.


Site progress on our Trinity extension - cladding panels going on and ground levelled.

. 14/03/2011 Matsushima tsunami update

Matsushima where we lived for three years appears largely to have missed the main tsunami demolition. Aerial photo montage post-tsunami 14th March 2011. CLICK HERE for very large image (may take a few minutes)

5KM to the East Higashi-matsushima looks like this


Sketch model for new house in Ireland.


Site progress on our Trinity extension.

Couple of detail issues with the North facing window to resolve.


Shortlisted for an EAA small projects award 2011 for the Bath Street Window project.


Our Japanese House published by Danish / Norweigen design magazine Bo Bedre.
See press page for more info.


Our Bath Street Window published on the cover of The Architects Journal as part of the shortlist for the small projects award 2011.
See press page for more info.

In Tokyo for three weeks (as Thomas Heatherwick would say "on a research trip").
Met and interveiwed architect Kengo Kuma today for a magazine article about his brilliant competition winning project for the V&A in Dundee.


EAA small projects award submission deadline today


First sketch model of our Fermanagh house, thinking about cob, straw bale or clay daub textures


Steel and start of timber frame have gone in on our Trinity House.


Japanese house published as a budget self build home, see press for full article.


Joined the walk-a-chat group climbing the unpronounceable Stuc an Lochain. We had really amazing weather (clear blue skies and no wind) as we climbed through thick snow chatting about art'n'stuff.


We joined the Bike to Work Scheme.