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Contemporary Architect Practice, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

post updated 3 May 2022

Studio KAP – Latest Designs + News

15 Apr 2016
Christopher Platt to speak at Back to the City Conference
keynote speakers include: Sjoerd Soeters, Piers Gough, Theodor Winters and Kathleen James-Chakraborty

CZWG: Crown Street Regeneration Project Masterplan

Back to the City, conference by the Mackintosh School of Architecture at The Glasgow School of Art.
The conference, which brings together international speakers from academia and practice, will take place in the Reid Building at the GSA on 5 & 6 May 2016.

Thursday 5 May
9.00 Intoduction:
Christopher Platt of Studio KAP, Florian Urban and Miles Glendinning

This conference is part of the ongoing research programme. The New Tenement, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, currently being undertaken by Florian Urban at the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art.

Conference organisation has been a collaborative effort between Florian Urban and Ambrose Gillick at the Glasgow School of Art, DOCOMOMO International and Miles Geldinning and Ruxandra Stoica at University of Edinburgh.

Back to the City Conference

Roderick Kemsley
Roderick Kemsley, one of the founding partners of studioKAP, will shortly be leaving to take up a senior role in another Glasgow practice. Speaking about his departure, co-founder Christopher Platt said, “Despite projects in the pipeline in Scotland, England and overseas, our workload, like so many of our colleagues’ has decreased. While Rod’s departure is sad, it will help facilitate new collaborations in practice and academia, some of which are ongoing.” Directors Helen Campbell and Christopher Platt will continue to lead the practice. 26 Oct

Bearsden House East Dunbartonshire
Bearsden House by Studio KAP Architects Glasgow
image © Keith Hunter
Bearsden House by studioKAP chartered architects
In expanding the house we wanted to also enrich it in plan and section. Internally this entailed introducing the complexity and depth of interest characteristic in the morphology of a well designed larger house – sequences of related rooms, alternative circulation patterns and additional stairs. Externally it involved developing what we sometimes refer to as a more complex coastline, a more differentiated relationship with garden, approaches, and external space at different levels. 25 Oct

Ledcameroch Road Milngavie
Ledcameroch Road House design by Studio KAP Architects
image © Keith Hunter
Ledcameroch Road Milngavie by studioKAP chartered architects
“Our client required to alter and extend an existing Victorian semi-detached dwelling. Unusually formal for a house of this modest scale they required to reconfigure the house with more emphasis on relaxed contemporary living, an enhanced relationship with the garden and improved sequence of external space and entrance”. 17 Oct

Linsiadar, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
photo from architects

GIA Design Awards 2011 : Residential award

Studio KAP – Recent News

Christopher Platt – New Head for Mac
GSA appoints new Head of Mackintosh School of Architecture

Glasgow School of Art appoint practicing architect and educator Christopher Platt as Head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture.

Chris Platt:
Chris Platt Studio KAP Architects
photo from NC

Currently Director of studioKAP architects and Director of Graduation Studies in the Department of Architecture at The University of Strathclyde, Christopher brings to The Glasgow School of Art an ambition to develop further the international standing of the Mackintosh School and deliver an architectural education which is holistic, integrated and crosses practice and academia.

Christopher Platt – studioKAP architects

Chris Platt architect:
Chris Platt
photo from NC

Christopher Platt CArch DipArch RIBA FRIAS FHEA Christopher Platt is Senior Lecturer and Director of Graduation Studies at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and founding director with Rod Kemsley, of the award-winning architectural practice, studioKAP whose built work has been peer reviewed and published internationally.

Studio KAP – Recent Designs

Auchoish Steadings, Argyll, Scotland
Auchoish Steadings design by Studio KAP Architects
photo : Keith Hunter
Auchoish Steadings
The rural project by Studio KAP was distinguished by three particular factors: very limited budget, very difficult site access and a very small contractor. All had a pervasive influence on the way we designed and built, from the nature of the spaces created through to environmental strategy, materiality and the nature of information exchange on site.

Tigh na Dobhran, Arduaine, Argyll, Scotland
Tigh na Dobhran design by Studio KAP Architects
photo © Keith Hunter
Argyll House : RIAS Best Building in Scotland Award Finalist 2008

Leijser House, Balfron, Scotland
Leijser House design by Studio KAP Architects
photo : Keith Hunter
Leijser House
This house featured on Channel 4 TV’s Grand Designs programme and proved quite controversial, mostly due to its uncompromising square shape, not exactly contextual!

Braefoot, Dumgoyne, Campsie Fells, Scotland
Braefoot House
photo : Keith Hunter
Dumgoyne House
The project comprises alterations to and extension of a two storey artisan’s cottage dating from the 19th century which is an elongated room thick building which itself had been extended and adapted several times in its life.

Studio KAP – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Studio KAP, all Scottish based, alphabetical:

Balornock bowling club, Glasgow
Balornock bowling club
photo : Keith Hunter

MacFarlane House, Glasgow

MacFarlane House
photo : Keith Hunter

Millennium Hut – scottish design by Studio KAP

Rutherglen Glencairn Club, Glasgow
Rutherglen Glencairn Club
photo : Keith Hunter

Sandyford East, Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland
Sandyford East
photo : Keith Hunter

Sutherland Avenue House extension, Glasgow
Sutherland Avenue House
photo © Keith Hunter

Waddell House, Pollockshields, Glasgow
Waddell House
photo : Keith Hunter

More projects by Studio KAP online soon

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