Dropping a New Design into an Old Building

Combining contemporary design with historic buildings can breathe new life into tired structures.

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The 100 Best Homes in Scotland

A recent project by Capital A has been included in the 100 best ‘one off’ houses or housing developments in Scotland since 2000. This exhibition was organised by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland as part of the 2017 Festival of Architecture.


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Building A House


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A one-off house is the dream project for an Architect.

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Breathing New Life


Contemporary Modern Extension Edinburgh New Town

I love working in Edinburgh, the mix of buildings is unlike anywhere else in the UK. Medieval, Georgian, 19th and 20th Century neighbourhood, each with their own unique character.

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In Keeping

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Few requests annoy me more than being asked to ensure my designs be ‘in keeping’ with their surroundings.

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Good Neighbours

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Building extensions to peoples homes can be a difficult and stressful process,

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Ancient and Modern

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It isn’t possible to avoid older buildings when working as an Architect in Edinburgh.

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We Have A Winner

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Capital A Just Won Its First Award.

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Contemporary Extension to a House in Juniper Green, Edinburgh

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I am a big fan of the idea that contemporary architecture can be affordable and shouldn't be the preserve of an elite minority.

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Contemporary House Extension, Corstorphine, Edinburgh

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I am really pleased with how this project turned out.

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Contemporary House Extensions

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I prefer to work on projects with a contemporary design

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Open Plan Living Space Today

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Modern life is changing how we use our homes, Architecture needs to catch up.

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Contemporary Luxury Bathroom, Edinburgh New Town

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I don't often get the opportunity to do interior design.

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Five Years On

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A selection of the most popular blog posts by Capital A

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Modern Architecture with a Minimalist Price Tag

This is one of my favourite project, it shows that even with a modest budget, great things are possible. 3d drawings of contemporary and modern garden room edinburgh architect

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Unbuilt Architectural Projects

Every Architect has them.house extension edinburgh

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Another One Storey Wrap Around Extension in South Queensferry

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Let There Be Light

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Architect Designed Furniture

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Modernising an Existing House Extension

What to do if you have a tired old building? modern extension to a victorian house edinburgh architect

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One Storey Wrap Around Extension, South Queensferry

A great results on a modest budget. suburban contemporary extension south queensferry

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