Konishi Gaffney converts 1950s garage into artist's studio with a sense of “civic grandeur”

Architecture studio Konishi Gaffney has overhauled a 1950s garage in an affluent Edinburgh suburb, adding a rhythmic facade made up of wooden battens.

The Scottish studio was challenged with turning the existing concrete garage into a functional artist’s studio, while being sensitive to the existing Georgian property in The Grange.

The converted garage sits beside the original stone Georgian house

Konishi Gaffney devised a scheme that involved filling in the existing garage door, raising the structure’s roof to match the height of the house’s ground floor and incorporating the property’s side gate into the facade.

These changes unified the structure’s appearance from the road creating a sense of contemporary “civic

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