Sometimes it’s good to pause, take a breath, look back at what has gone before and give yourself a mini retrospective. So for this post we are sharing with you a selection of projects we have worked on and which for one reason or another have yet to feature on our website.
Ever dream of a secluded neuk in the woods? Somewhere to escape and get back to nature – but in a luxurious not too basic kind of way? Us too! This treehouse was a concept design for a country estate wanting to diversify and provide unique holiday accommodation for their guests. A simple wooden clad cube sits on stilts creating additional sheltered living space underneath with a roomy hammock slung from the beams. A woodburner keeps things cosy in the cube with an internal ladder leading up to a cantilevered hot tub on the roof where you can bathe in the tree tops among the birds.
Planning permission was obtained for this more down to earth project at Orebank Road, Cardenden. Developed with our client, the aim was to devise a modern and sustainable new housing development meeting the needs for affordable housing in the area. With a simple and modern design offering both quality and sustainability, the houses were also designed to comply with ‘Housing for Varying Needs Standards’.
These homes for life feature level access entrances, ergonomic kitchen designs, dedicated parking and an enlarged main bedroom to provide space for potential home working. Sound and thermal insulation are well above the minimum requirements and the design aims to surpass an energy performance certificate rating of ‘A’.
This project in rural Fife involved converting two cottages into one dwelling. A new glazed entrance vestibule was created providing circulation space between the kitchen and sun room on the ground floor. To rationalize the space most of the rooms on the lower floor have been opened up so that they flow into each other creating both space and light. The use of a large room divider housing a dual sided insert wood burner and log store separates the music room from the living space and provides a feature focal point. Uniform floor to ceiling windows help to blend the two buildings into a coherent whole while also maximising light and views across the fields.