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Konishi Gaffney

Konishi Gaffney

Location Edinburgh - UK


Konishi Gaffney self-built their own house in Edinburgh in 2008 and set up Konishi Gaffney Architects, winning awards for their first two finished projects.

They work in three main areas: housing, arts and social enterprise projects. They have completed 5 new houses and numerous extensions and conversions of existing buildings. They led a feasibility study and design for a new not-for-profit Kindergarten on the beach in Edinburgh and are working on turning a disused farm building into a new food production facility in rural Fife

In August 2011 they won a national architecture competition organised by the Glasgow Institute of Architects to design a "blueprint for the survival and growth of rural communities" with an arts led landscape proposal.

They have also extensive experience of exhibition design work having completed projects at Heatherwick Studio for the V&A and Science Museums and more recently at Konishi Gaffney a traveling exhibition of aerial photographs in Scotland.


2014 shortlisted AJ Small Projects: Regent Street Dormer 2014 shortlisted EAA Small Projects: Rosefield Avenue 2011 shortlisted AJ Small Projects: Bath Street Window 2011 COMMENDATION Saltire Housing Award: Bath Street Window 2011 shortlisted EAA Small Projects Award: Bath Street Window 2010 WINNER EAA Small Projects Award: Japanese House 2010 Shortlisted Saltire Housing Award: Japanese House

Project sectors

  • One-off Homes
  • Interior Design
  • Refurbishment and Extensions
  • Retirement Living
  • Office Base Build
  • Office Fit-out
  • Retail Interiors
  • Bars, Cafes & Restaurants
  • Community Centres
  • Libraries
  • Housing Scheme (20+)
  • Galleries and Museums
  • Theatres & Performing Arts
  • Temporary Installations
  • Heritage & Religious Buildings
  • Public Spaces
  • Urban Design
  • Sheds, Cabins & Outhouses
  • Studios and Workshops
  • Guesthouses & Hotels
  • Housing Scheme (0-20)
  • Private Rented Schemes
  • Mixed Use-developments

Specialist skills

  • Sustainable Design
  • Self-Build
  • Thermal Retrofit
  • Historic Restoration
  • Refurbishment

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Konishi Gaffney

Bath Street Window

Kitchen alteration to Grade B Listed house

Konishi Gaffney

Japanese House

In 2009 Konishi Gaffney completed their own self built house in Edinburgh. The Japanese House was shortlisted for a Saltire Housing Award and won the Edinburgh Architecture Association (EAA) small projects award for 2010. It has been widely published and was opened in 2010 for Edinburgh's Doors Open day, receiving an extraordinary 1500 visitors.

Konishi Gaffney

Regency Dormer

Long thin dormer located in conservation area.

Konishi Gaffney


Alterations to Victorian terraced cottage.

Konishi Gaffney

Trinity Road

Extension to a large Victorian house.