renovation and extension to a charming wee cottage. the cottage is being renovated with lime mortar and a red metal roof, leading into a light timber clad extension with extensive use of glazing to frame and embrace the views. The timber clad, zinc roofed extension is reached via a minimal glass link, and is settled into the landscape using a stone base. The elevations and fenestration are a direct response to the views from within , creating an apparently random exterior. The scale, detailing and materials are deliberately pared down to respond to and reflect the simple Scottish vernacular
deeview cottage was both a renovation of the existing cottage and sizeable contemporary extension . Use of a glazed link creates a respectful separation between old and new, and a modern contrasting approach but using local materials creates a bold new building which still fits well into its setting. The glazed corner opens to the views down the glen to the river dee.
2014 : aberdeenshire
Wee sunroom which has transformed the living space of this traditional Croft house on Skye . Modest Extension with lots of glass to maximise the fantastic views ; a new space which which complements the smaller darker rooms of the old house with a light bright addition . Traditional in style to work in with the cottage
Contemporary extension to a listed building in Aberdeen. Client wanted a light open extension to connect with the garden and complement the more traditional spaces of the main house. I designed a building with no external structural corner to enable the large glass doors to slide open both ways to open the inside to the garden fully. The link was further enhanced with use of inside-outside materials such as slated floor and patio to give a continuous view and feel . A quality modern response to a quality traditional building.
2006 : aberdeen
Extension to a traditional croft house on the North Coast
Bright contemporary addition with maximized glazing for light and views, whilst retaining the scale and proportions of the croft house. Traditional materials used to connect the extension to the original house.
2014 : Melness
A simple Contemporary timber clad extension to a stone converted schoolhouse. Contrasting materials which echo the extensive light and glazing of the original build