ARCHITECTURE: Future Building or Project

The Modern Farmhouse

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Set in the rolling open countryside of East Lothian, we were asked to re-imagine what the farmhouse meant in the 21st century.  The design saw a disused farm shed converted into a spacious house with the principal spaces occupying the upper ground floor opening onto expansive views of the surrounding farmland. Spine walls of salvaged brick anchor the house within the natural dell it sits in, almost forming a closed walled garden and creating both long and short views. There […]

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Linton Hotel and Self-Catering Accommodation

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This proposition was to create a unique Hotel and Self-Catering development within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The project is located at the former Linton Camp, once operated to offer a countryside education to inner city children, the proposal now seeks to offer that experience to new generations. This challenging site, located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, next to a scheduled monument, had been subject to several failed planning processes previously. Following rigorous development and dialogue with both […]

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Powderhall Intergenerational Passivhaus Facility

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This future project is the first of its kind in Scotland and include an intergenerational, Passivhaus facility which combines an Early Learning and Childcare Centre for 128 children with 27 older person’s independent-living homes above. This facility will offer health and wellbeing benefits for the residents, and new learning and social opportunities for children attending the nursery. Designed to meet the Passivhaus standard, the building will provide high-quality spaces that are comfortable, healthy and consume minimal energy. This will create […]

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John O’Groats Mill

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John O’Groats Mill is the last of the great Caithness corn mills and was in operation until around 2001 when Magnus Houston last worked the mill. In 2016 a new group, the John O’Groats Mill Trust, was created with the vision of restoring the mill buildings, machinery and water systems to full working order, enabling visitors to see a working Caithness mill, and for the wider John O’Groats community to make use of the building for a range of community […]

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Kincardine – Places for Everyone

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The Kincardine – Places for Everyone project was born out of a Making Places charrette in 2017. A key objective was to create a vital link to the charrette’s conceptual outcome, ‘The Forest to the Waterfront’.  This links the amenity resource of the Devilla Forest to the heritage asset of the waterfront. Three significant priorities that emerged from this charrette were to improve connectivity and circulation, the environment, and everyone’s experience of the village. Out of the community links project the […]

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