Journal

John Gilbert reflects on the recent RICS report “Tenement Health Check Policy”, which aims to raise the issue of lack of maintenance in Scotland’s tenemental housing stock. Building maintenance is the key to sustaining and future proofing the fabric of buildings of every kind. Nowhere...

[gallery ids="16120,16119,16118"] Brigit Luffingham has recently completed her Masters in Architecture at Glasgow School of Art. As her dissertation Brigit chose to look at the link between heritage funding and social indicators to establish if there was a link between where a listed building is located...

Over 300 delegates, including Director Chris Morgan, converged on the Business Design Centre in Islington, London for the one-day UK Passivhaus Conference which this year took as its theme the delivery of larger scale Passivhaus projects. Chris presented research on overheating at one of the...

There are 3,707 category A-listed buildings in Scotland. The listing is aimed at highlighting those buildings that have a high architectural value. In Glasgow alone there are 1,800 buildings listed – approximately 280 category A-listed and 1,260 category B-listed buildings. The listing ensures that councils can have better...

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...

The following John Gilbert Architects projects have been made available by our clients to stay in or rent. See the links below for booking information.   [vc_text_separator title='Cuil Bay' title_align='separator_align_center' border='no' border_color='' background_color='' text_color=''] Designed for Kat and her family, this house is on the west coast of...

A talk at an Architectural Fringe Event on The Neoliberal City 9/7/16 – Anna Minton and Andy Wightman Anna Minton has rightly been critical of the way our public spaces have been turned over to the private sector, becoming no go areas for photographers, picnickers, young people...

[gallery ids="369,885,1053,317,15667,15724"] Director Matt Bridgestock is part of a working group on co-housing, chaired by Architecture + Design Scotland, developing a co-housing event in Autumn 2016. Across Europe, co-housing represents around 10% of the housing stock with notable hot spots in Scandinavia where the share raises over 15%. In ‘A...

Scotland has over half a million flats, most in the form of tenements or where the common fabric of the building is shared amongst a number of owners. In the West of Scotland, the management of such properties has traditionally been carried out by factors acting...