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10.2021: Home Building and Renovation Magazine

October 2021: Home Building and Renovating Magazine

Our Renovation and Extension of Katy and Nick’s Victorian villa in Glasgow’s leafy Pollokshields features in this month’s Home Building and Renovating Magazine.

Located in the ground floor of a converted sandstone villa within the Pollokshields’ Conservation Area, this project created a light, open plan kitchen forming a new central hub of a family home This was achieved by readjusting the focus from the front shared garden to the private rear garden and re-planning the internal circulation through out the ground floor. The new full height zinc dormer creates a modern intervention between the two-storey villa and the former utilitarian building to the rear, bringing in much need light into the kitchen and forming a new connection to the garden.

Article by Caroline Ednie and photographs by David Barbour

You can read more about the project here

09.2021: Planning Approval for project in the National Park

Delighted to have received Planning Approval for the renovation and extension of an existing ruined house and outbuilding in the National Park.

The existing cottage has significant structural issues and unfortunatly cannot be saved and therefore will have to be removed and replaced. Existing materials such as slate and stone will be salvaged and reused in the new house and landscaping.

The existing stone barn is to be retained, repaired and converted into the main living spaces for the new house.

We have now been given the go ahead to produce the working drawings and Building Warrant Packages. This project is due to commence on site in late summer 2022

09.2021: Skye Project wins RIAS Award for Architecture

We are delighted that our Mobile Micro Home in the Isle of Skye has won an RIAS Award for Architecture. Congratulations and thanks to our client Ali, Michael MacKinnon Joinery ( Main Contractor) Design Team and the rest of the team involved in the project.

Christina Gaiger, the RIAS president, said: “The covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of our built environment to individuals and communities, and the RIAS Awards are a moment to pause and celebrate the incredible difference that architects are making across the country.

“This year’s RIAS awards demonstrate the critical role architecture can play – whether that is delivering better homes and public services, addressing climate change, celebrating our shared culture and heritage, or simply giving moments of real delight. There is a real breadth in this year’s clutch of RIAS Awards, and each of them is a very worthy winner.”

Photo Credit: David Barbour

04.2021 – Planning Approved for our rural house in South Lanarkshire

We are delighted to receive planning on this zinc and timber clad new house in the South Lanakshire landscape. This building gentle curves around the site allowing views to be captured on all sides of the new house. The form provides a sheltered outdoor space, which is accessed from key rooms in the house.

The materials zinc and siberian larch rain screen cladding emulate those commonly found in the rural landscape.

The Building Warrant and Construction packages are now under way and the project will commence on site in early 2022.

01.2021: Constructions starts on our ‘Garden House’ in Dumfries.

Construction has commenced on our Garden House in Dumfries. The new house is located in a mature garden and is formed from four brick clad volumes, which create private garden spaces and courtyards in the ‘in between’ spaces.

The new house is due to be completed in Autumn 2021

Further information on the project can be found in the ‘Work’ section

12.2020: Construction starts on New House on Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire.

Our timber clad house and outbuilding in the Isle of Arran commences on site

The house is located on the former site of  an historic Clachan and more recently a series of farm buildings. The new house is located within the stone ruins of the former dwellings, emulating the form, proportions and story of the former clachan.

12/2020 – Glasgow Institute of Architects: Conservation and Renovation Talk

We were delighted to be invited to talk about our Albert Drive renovation project at the Glasgow Institute of Architects: Conservation and Renovation series of talks.

The project is located on the ground floor of a converted sandstone villa within the Pollokshields’ Conservation Area, this project created a light, open plan kitchen forming a new central hub of a family home more images here

07. 2020 – Multi Generational Home in Angus starts on site

Our Multi Generational Farmhouse has started on site this month. Located in Angus, this new farmhouse has been designed to accommodate three generations of the same family. The form and design of the house references the  forms and characteristics of traditional farm buildings in this specific area of Angus.

The building is clad in zinc and larch cladding. The project employs a fabric first approach, with both buildings heated via a ground source heat pump.

We’re looking forward to seeing this project take shape over the next few months.

02.2020: Guest Lecture at Glasgow School of Art

We were delighted to be invited to talk to the Architecture students at the GSA  about our project that formed part of the Architecture Fringe Festival 2019, which looked at ideas relating to rejuvenating and re purposing Scotland’s abandoned coastal swimming pools  and our on going research into Scotland’s historic coastal and tidal pools.

We are looking forward to visiting PIttenween tidal pool with the students in the following few weeks and see their projects develop over the next couple of months.

12.2019: GIA Awards – Commendation in the Small Works Category

We are delighted that our renovation project on Albert Drive was awarded a commendation at the GIA Architecture Awards on Friday night.

The project is located on the ground floor of a converted sandstone villa within the Pollokshields’ Conservation Area, this project created a light, open plan kitchen forming a new central hub of a family home more images here

Congratulations to our Client’s Katy and Nick and the rest of the team involved in the project.

06.2019 – Re Types Exhibition at Archi-Fringe Festival

Ann Nisbet Studio were asked to take part in the Architectural Fringe Festival’s Re Types Exhibition and explore adaptive re-purposing of an imagined existing building or structure. The studio’s project explores ideas relating to rejuvenating and re purposing Scotland’s abandoned coastal swimming pools and comments on local democracy, land ownership, social isolation and collective bathing.

Re Types Exhibition takes place at the Exhibition Lighthouse Gallery 7 – 23 June 2019. More info Click Here

05.2019: AJ 100 Keynote Speech on Custom Build Housing

Delighted to give the keynote speech alongside Brian McGinlay at the AJ100  lunch in Glasgow. We shared our research and initial ideas from our collaborative Dundashill custom build housing project and also our Bantaskin Street Project.

05.2019: Isle of Kerrera Community Building receives funding for buyout.

Over the last year, we have been working with the Isle of Kerrera Development Trust to produce a Feasibility study investigating buying and converting the former school on the island to a much needed Community space.  The proposals include the renovation of the school, a new auxiliary building and a modern bothy for artist residencies.

We are delighted that The Scottish Fund Fund has awarded full funding for the Community of Kerrera to purchase the school building from Argyll and Bute Council.