‘taigh solais’ ( meaning house of light ) is a recently completed on the isle of skye. Using simple vernacular references the form echoes the traditional materials and shapes of the area but with extensive use of glass to light the open plan interior culminating with a huge glass picture window facing the sea. The house is orientated to focus on an island and frame the view with this window. Use of a sheltered veranda protects from the prevailing winds and creates solar shading on the south elevation. Its is to be a cost effective timber framed build, highly insulated with a flexible open plan layout.
2017 : isle of skye