STANCE COTTAGE // ARGYLL AND BUTE
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Dualchas Building Design
Bridge of Orchy, Argyll
Over the last 150 years, a shed or barn has continuously stood beside this historic cottage. The existing shed contains an interesting narrative about the history of the site. It was decided that the story and tradition of the shed should continue to evolve with the new extension.
Roses Design Awards 2008 – Architecture Grand Prix
Working with the
Respect the landscape setting
and the traditional building
patterns of the locality
Responding to the
Consider the immediate context
and allow specific site conditions
to influence design
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and innovative design
- The new extension was designed within the existing footprint of the original shed, and emulates its size and proportions.
- The extension is constructed using timber frame clad in Scottish larch, which has been stained in black oil.
- The main extension is roofed in corrugated black steel, with the connecting flat roof being in alwitra. Both of these materials are in-keeping with the original shed.
- An old Lone Rowan tree continues to grow through the larch deck outside.
- The extension consists of a horizontal clad connection which contains the lobby, bathroom and kitchen.
- The main shed form contains an open plan dining and living space – open to the apex – with a feature corner window overlooking the River Orchy.
- Large glazed sliding panels open the living spaces up to the north with stunning views towards Glencoe.
- The use of the shed, this time, was to be a contemporary extension to the existing cottage providing additional accommodation for the residents.
- The west gable of the extension is wrapped in a dry stonewall, which continues into the garden.
Page updated: Monday, March 12, 2012