A new house single storey, designed not to impact on a neighbouring Victorian manse.

The six-sided polygon shape of the site resulted in a long, low, rectangular house using the car port to complete the triangle and emphasise the entrance from the driveway.

Our clients requested individual public rooms and the division between public and private is absolute. The low overall form is achieved with a curved zinc roof whilst giving height to the entrance emphasising the sense of arrival.

Local stone and untreated larch cladding will make the new house meld into the landscape.

Using the Passive House concept all public rooms face south towards the North Sea with smaller windows looking west to catch evening light. The service rooms are tucked away facing north. A very high level of wood fibre insulation, air tight envelope and triple glazing means the MVHR can heat the house with minimal input.

Dundee Institute of Architects Awards 2016
Build It August 2017
Homes and Interiors January-February 2018