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We have recently completed this new build family home in the Swanston area of Edinburgh. The house is designed to nestle into it’s sloping site whilst maximising the views of the Pentland hills beyond. The orientation and form of the dwelling creates two private courtyards allowing the occupants to enjoy the morning and evening sun both outside and in the principal living area.
A party was held at the site of the new Conacher Reynolds house to celebrate the completion of the foundations. The neat concrete pads will support the green oak frame giving a light touch on the sloping landscape overlooking the sea.
Helen Lucas Architects have received plannning permission for a new low energy house in rural Midlothian. The house will feature an air source heat pump, rainwater harvesting and solar panels. The building will be clad with lime render, larch boarding and standing seam zinc roofing.
Planning Permission has been granted for a new house on Canaan Lane in Edinburgh's Morningside neighbourhood.
The 3d image below shows how the new 3-bedroom family house will use natural local sandstone to match the adjacent historic house, with a contemporary zinc-clad upper storey.
This green oak framed house, completed in 2008, was featured in the homes section of the Guardian on Saturday 5th October. The photographs show how the house has weathered into - and become a natural looking part of - the landscape.
The sea might be cold but the cedar hot tub installed at this seaside house makes enjoying the water a little bit easier in the north west of Scotland.
It is fifty times bigger but even we were surprised by how similar the completed kitchen at Stoer is to the cardboard model made almost two years earlier to help the clients get a sense of the space beneath the oak scissor trusses.
You can see from the finished photograph that the clients decided to add some additional top light during the design process but little else has changed during the later stages of detailed design amp construction. The double height space is the heart of this rural home beautifully sited on a Sutherland croft.
Photos of this croft house in its unique setting can be seen here >.
A new seaside family house is now complete in Roshven, Invernessshire.
The environmentally friendly house is constructed entirely of wood with Green oak frame creating large double height internal spaces. The timber walls have been super insulated with NBT breathable wood fibre insulation and a taped air tight wall construction. This makes the house very easy to heat. Due to the remote location there is no gas or water supply available. An Air Source Heat pump located under the houseuses electricity to generate energy at a three to one ratio to power the underfloor heating and domestic hot water. A bore hole drilled to a depth of fifty metres provides clean water from the rocks which is UV treated to provide the drinking water.
Helen Lucas Architects have designed a one and a half storey croft house for a remote windswept plot on northern Skye.
The living area is slightly sunken so when seated your gaze sweeps across the top of the machair and out to the sea beyond.
Window Setting Out at Coastal New Build House The architects for the new build house at North Berwick have been on site to check the exact positions of the glazing.
Facing north, the proposed house has windows arranged to frame the islands of Fidra, Lamb, Craigleith and Bass Rock. In this photo the island of Craigleith is framed by the kitchen window.
View the completed project >