About the Project
- RIBA Award 2011
- GIA Design Award 2010
- Special MEntion in the RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2011
- Scottish Design Award 2011 commendation
- Carbon Trust Awards 2012 nominee
- Galvanizers Association Awards 2012 – Sustainable Award
The house is sited in a natural concave area of hillside facing principally west along the contours to enjoy the spectacular landscape setting of the river Ken valley and the ridges of the Rhinns of Kells hills opposite. The intention was to create a contemporary single storey ‘long house’ which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction, very low in energy consumption, and aiming for zero net emissions of carbon dioxide for all energy use in the house.