Lower Tullochgrue

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Lower Tullochgrue is the refurbishment and extension of a traditional house in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. A dilapidated steading has been replaced by a contemporary extension, with a timber and glass upper volume above a stone plinth, with the existing topography of the site maintained at all times. The brief was for the creation of a home which could be used by numerous members of a large family, both collectively and in smaller family groups. This drove […]

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Lower Tullochgrue

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Lower Tullochgrue is the refurbishment and extension of a traditional house in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. A dilapidated steading has been replaced by a contemporary extension, with a timber and glass upper volume above a stone plinth, with the existing topography of the site maintained at all times. The brief was for the creation of a home which could be used by numerous members of a large family, both collectively and in smaller family groups. This drove […]

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Upper Parkbrae

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Our design is comprised of a timber and glass box, which is cantilevered above the landscape, and sited on a clay brick wall which runs both inside and outside of the house. A simple materials palette helps the building blend into the landscape, while large expanses of South-facing glass allow the house to benefit from solar gain, with the heating system fed by a combination of solar panel and the water-heating wood-burning stove.

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