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  5. Konishi Gaffney Architects
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  7. Regency Dormer / Konishi Gaffney Architects

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Regency Dormer / Konishi Gaffney Architects

  • 10:00 - 18 April, 2015
Regency Dormer / Konishi Gaffney Architects
Regency Dormer / Konishi Gaffney Architects, © Alan Craigie
© Alan Craigie

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© Alan Craigie
© Alan Craigie

Text description provided by the architects. The project was to extend a small 1st floor flat into the loft and create a new bedroom with dormer. A simple brief complicated only by the lack of headroom in the loft, the client’s design ambition and conservative planning rules in this conservation area of Edinburgh.

© Alan Craigie
© Alan Craigie

This street has the densest concentration of listed buildings in Portobello (54 in 120m). The planners were resistant to the idea of a dormer in this location at all but following long negotiations a rear dormer was conceded. We then made a case for a low profile, long dormer, more than twice as long as is normally permitted, because this had less visual impact than a dormer located near the eaves.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
© Alan Craigie
© Alan Craigie
Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The project allowed a west facing picture window with an unusual view. It is clad in anthracite zinc by French artisans and includes an idiosyncratic splay to let afternoon light in, a fixed glass pane and a timber door for ventilation.

© Alan Craigie
© Alan Craigie

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Cite: "Regency Dormer / Konishi Gaffney Architects" 18 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/620782/regency-dormer-konishi-gaffney-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884