Best Contemporary Architecture Design Firm Scotland 2017

Build Magazine have awarded Capital A the Best Contemporary Architecture Design Firm - Scotland 2017 and also the Best UK Contemporary House Extension 2017.


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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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An Architect in Edinburgh

Capital A has spent the past nine years building up a reputation for designing modern interiors and contemporary house extensions.

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Breathing New Life


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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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Maximum Capacity

Good builders are getting harder to find and construction costs are going up.

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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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Stepping Down as ECAN Chairman

I have been chairman of ECAN for two years, its been fun but time for a change.

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Does Contemporary Design Add Value?

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Does contemporary and modern Architecture raise the value of a house. Absolutely!

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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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New Edinburgh Office

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Capital A have a new office in Edinburgh New Town

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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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A Decade On

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University, the best days of my life.

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Edinburgh Chartered Architects Network

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Being a sole practitioner can be very isolating.

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They Think It's All Over

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Just because construction has finished, doesn't mean the job is over.

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RIAS Chartered Practice

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Capital A has become a chartered practice.

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The New Year Jump - Three Years On and Still Going Strong

A pattern has emerged!

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What Are We Protecting?

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Some Architects think more government regulation is the answer. I disagree.

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It is a Service, not a Product!

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Builders and home owners want different things.

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The Architect's Bag

What do you keep in your bag?

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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.

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Unbuilt Architectural Projects

Every Architect has them.

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How To Encourage More House Extensions

The single biggest thing holding back house extensions isn't the planning system.

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Architects and Money

We need to talk about the money.

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Another One Storey Wrap Around Extension in South Queensferry

A contemporary house extension in South Queensferry

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Architects and Planning Applications

Capital A have a google map showing all our successful planning applications.

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Social Media For An Architect

How do Architects use social media

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Attic Conversions

Attic conversions sound so simple. They aren't!

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Borrowing To Build A House? - Read This First !

Mortgages are tricky things.

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The Real Lost Generation

Computer Aided Design has split the architecture profession.

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Let There Be Light

Two stories underneath Edinburgh New Town

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Architect Designed Furniture

a chair, that sounds like fun!

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Modernising an Existing House Extension

What to do if you have a tired old building?

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Lets All Do The New Year Jump

After the holidays, peoples thoughts turn to house extensions.

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One Storey Wrap Around Extension, South Queensferry

A great results on a modest budget.

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Homeowners Do Not Have The Right To a View

Many people are shocked by this but it's for a very good reason.

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Buying a House With Planning Permission

Its not a simple as it sounds.

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Construction Contracts

Why you don't go ahead on a nod and a handshake.

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When Does Building Become Architecure

This must be the oldest question in the book and still, no one has a definitive answer.

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The Construction Budget: How Much Do You Have To Spend?

It isn't easy setting a construction budget for any project.

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Architects, Polymaths, TED and Continuing Professional Development

What can to web teach us? Quite a lot, actually.

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Architects Fees

How much will an Architects Fee set you back and what do you get for your money?

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What Will it Cost ?

If you have never built a project before, who do you know what it will cost?

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How to Become an Architect

Its even harder than you think.

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Contemporary Design and the Planning Department

Can you get planning permission for contemporary projects in Edinburgh? Yes, You can!

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