ARCHITECTURE: Residential - Single home

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 A dilapidated steading has been replaced by a contemporary extension, with a timber and glass upper volume above a stone plinth, with the existing topography of the site maintained at all times.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. 0

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Loch Tummel House

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Loch Tummel House sits at the foot of Schiehallion gazing out along one of Scotland’s most iconic lochs. Our clients’ brief was for a generous, sustainable, modern, practical and joyful home that could cater for their needs in the coming years, and be a place of family gathering. Our joint ambition was to create an exemplary building worthy of its setting, and of its time and place. The project sought to renew the wider estate with the refurbishment of an […]

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House in Bearsden

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Set within a leafy secluded suburban area of Bearsden, our house was developed as a simple one to two storey four bedroom house within a former vacant plot. Previously a domestic tennis court, the confines of the site are strongly defined by a perimeter of mature Scots pine trees. The project was conceptually conceived as a brick house that masters a subservient open-plan pavilion to its long narrow site between two existing residential properties. Intentionally domestic in scale and familiar […]

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New house at Newport on Tay

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NEW HOUSE AT BRIDGE STREET – NEWPORT ON TAY BY ZONE ARCHITECTS Completed 2020   Bridge Street is a narrow, steep street in the village of Newport on Tay which lies across the river from Dundee.  The site was an embankment to the former North East Fife railway which has now been converted into a walkway and cycle path. Zone Architects were commissioned to design a family house by Sarah Gibson who had worked abroad in international health for many […]

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The Den

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The Den is tucked away high on the hill above Tighnabruaich with an exceptional outlook over the Kyles of Bute. The brief was to transform two dilapidated flats into a remarkable home and studio space all within a modest 90sqm footprint split over 3 storeys.   During the initial work to connect the two levels and strip out the old finishes, a rich palette of materials was uncovered, which, when combined with the qualities of light flooding between floor joists of the different levels, created a unique and enchanting […]

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