Private Client | Cairngorms, UK 2012-2015

Winner Ian Shepherd Award 2016

Saltire Housing Design Awards Commendation 2017

Set near the foot of Lochnagar at Crathie in the Scottish Highlands, Coldrach is an 18-century ‘but and ben’ farmhouse that has been extended to incorporate new living space and create a sheltered, West-facing courtyard.

The new is connected to the old by a frameless band of glass, with the remainder of the addition clad in untreated European larch and red-oxide corrugated metal sheets. The result aims to not only mimic the austerity and ad-hoc charm of the existing granite home’s architecture, typical of the Highlands, but also continue the use of vernacular materials – honest and elementary.