Author: Heather Harbison

John Gilbert Architects has launched a new service providing affordable Passivhaus-standard social housing. With contractors Stewart & Shields, JGA has developed Passivhoos – homes designed specifically for Scottish social housing providers that meet international Passivhaus standards and Scottish Government budget benchmarks. Passivhoos aims to eradicate fuel poverty, reduce rent...

Annie Flint and John Gilbert, along with Duich McKay and others, have been preparing articles and illustrations for Under One Roof, a website dedicated to providing help to owners who live in shared properties. It’s a development of The Tenement Handbook that we wrote nearly...

When I lived at Kenmure Street in Glasgow I remember the owners of the six flats not being able to agree on what colour to repaint the close. There was always someone not wanting a colour and usually because they associated it with a football...

[gallery ids="569,586,576,575"] John Gilbert Architects has completed construction of Cakeybraggan – a multi-layered and marzipan insulated replica of Cultybraggan Visitors' Centre – for an architectural bake-off. Cakeybraggan competed in Glasgow Institute of Architects' Edible Architecture yesterday (28 July) as part of the Merchant City Festival. It took baker and builder Heather Harbison...