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Description

The two-storey house is engineered in locally sourced timber, with a Scottish-Japanese influence. The open-plan ground floor living space is set around a large oak post (essentially a tree trunk found on a forest floor) or daikokubashira that supports much of the structure, the surface of which has been charred and burnished. Large roof lights make the most of the low Scottish sun while a cantilevered canopy the full length of the house shades the 6m wide sliding doors that open the living area to the garden.

Awards

  • Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards, Small Project Award 2010 – winner
  • Saltire Housing Award 2010 – shortlisted

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