Project to build new house in open countryside.
A key aim in development of this proposal, is the provision of a high quality rural home which respects Scottish landscapes and building traditions, in a carefully considered contemporary manner.
With spectacular views over the Fells, the site occupies a gently sloping open field, on the fringe of a small settlement of traditional railway cottages, built along the roadside.
Whilst reflecting the scale, linear form and building profile of the cottages, this proposal references traditional agricultural buildings as the basis of a design strategy which seeks to maintain the rural character of surrounding open landscape.
A simple linear building is aligned with the site topography and road side. The linear arrangement draws upon the barn vernacular found throughout the Scottish Borders. The basic form of the new house is a simple uncluttered extruded profile similar to traditional agricultural structures, which are already present in the open landscape.
When viewed from the public realm / roadside, the new house is traditional in appearance, predominately constructed natural stone with simple uncluttered gable elevations, a prominent visual feature.
Elevations to open fields and the non-public realm are more contemporary in appearance. Large glazed openings punctuate a profiled metal sheet facade.