The Outlaw Lodge
The Outlaw Lodge is a large (4000sqft) luxury residential building design to cater specifically to vintage car tourism in the National Park and it is located within the curtilage of one of the UKs most renown vintage car dealers. The building is semi-recessed in the landscape with a sedum (green) roof. The design has developed considerably during the build process, with many client-directed changes to aspects of the plan and detail. This has meant very rapid turn-arounds on revisions to ensure the project stays on program and on budget. Aiming for an Spring 2023 completion.
Dualt Mor is a large, speculative, one-off designed large house located in Killearn – helpfully very close to the office. The site has a wonderful setting within a historic walled garden and surrounded by mature trees – however the ground itself is very far from wonderful! We have had to pile the foundations with 16m case driven piles on a network of concrete, cast-in situ ground beams. In addition, many tens of thousands of tons of crushed stone have had to be brought in to form working areas as the ground is so soft. It’s taken a lot to get this one out of the ground – but its now ready for the super structure to start. Ready for Christmas 2022
Bothan na Sroine
This little project is a vehicle of experimentation – an off-grid bothy for holidays, located deep in a regenerating forest in the middle of the Trossachs. It has been a real challenge to get this project through the statutory hoops and to specify it all so that it works and could reasonable be used by anyone without an engineering degree! Off Grid is complex – user friendly off-grid…even more complicated. Ready for NYE 2022!
Millburn House is a 300 sq M one-off house for a very keen self-builder client who also supplies and fits woodburning stoves to most of our projects. Callum approached us in 2018 to redesign a house he had previously got planning permission for on a site in the Scottish Borders. We reviewed every aspect of the previous design that he was not happy with. We then embarked on a process of giving Callum exactly what he wanted - in what he hoped would be the last house he’d ever live in. (Self-builders are committed breed!). What he asked for was deeply personal, sometime eccentric and through our design process, reviews and technical know-how – eventually became the house he always wanted. The building is an L shaped form that affords views towards an open rural landscape in all directions but is shielded from view from near neighbours. The materiality is a rich blend of local natural stones and timbers and the spaces and volumes are surprising in scale. The house is cutting edge in terms of technology with an air-tight SiPs construction system, solar hot water and PV, Tesla home battery and air source heat pump. It goes without saying that it has some marvellous stoves and chimneys! Aiming for a completion...whenever Callum feels like it!