We are thrilled that our project to transform a B-Listed beach house in Elie has recently been granted Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent. The project will see a pair of highly contemporary, copper and glass extensions added, as well as significant rationalisation of the interior, to create dining, living and kitchen spaces that luxuriate in the site's beach-front location. We look forward to developing technical designs over the coming months.
March has seen work starting on our extension and alteration project to a cottage in the Cairngorm National Park. The first and most gratifying move was to demolish the ghastly two-storey existing extension and its associated connecting 'bridge'. The original L-shaped cottage is now finally given some breathing space, ready to receive our folded zinc and timber extension. Old buildings often reveal hidden treasures; the contractors have already found a very well preserved 1901 edition of the Scotsman newspaper, complete with articles detailing the action unfolding on the front of the Boer War!
We looking forward to working for the first time with Colin Lawson Builders, of nearby Grantown-on-Spey, as the construction work progresses throughout 2017.
A flood of new projects have appeared in the start of 2017, the largest amongst them being an opportunity to redevelop a vast ruined steading complex in East Lothian. We are delighted to have been appointed as Architects and lead consultants on this project, which will seek to bring a mix of new private and public uses to this stunning but neglected building.
In late February we will be on the spectacular isle of Jura to start work on a new project for a new on the eastern coastline. We are thrilled with this latest appointment and look forward to developing a contemporary building befitting the remarkable character of this island.
Proud to have our award-winning Mill project featured in the latest release from respected publishers, Gestalten. The Hinterland: Cabins, Love Shacks and Other Hide-Outs presents a carefully curated selection of international projects that celebrate architecture the architecture of hideaways and retreat spaces. Available at fine architectural bookstores everywhere.
We are thrilled to have secured a new job on the beautiful isle of Eriskay. The brief is a new home for a young and growing family, who originally hail from Eriskay and neighbouring Barra. Once again we are blessed with a stunning site, sat on the flanks of Beinn Scrien looking out across the Sound of Barra. After working so much over the years on the Inner Hebrides, we are looking forward to working on the Outer.
A sneak preview of a new project we have been working on recently for the alteration and extension of a townhouse in Elie. Its great to have the opportunity to work in this location again after the success of our beach house a couple of years ago. We very much look forward to developing this project further through the winter.
Our conversion of a ruinous steading building near Gullane in East Lothian has recently edged over the line to deserve being called 'complete'. A modest and reserved architectural intervention into a collection of historic buildings, the focus of this house project was on appreciating and complimenting the beautiful south-facing walled garden.