Iwan & Manuela Wirth | Cairngorms, UK 2016

Scottish Design Awards Chairman's Award 2017

RIAS / Forestry Commission Award 2017

As if in a world unto its own, this small hut sits alone in the vast, rugged and windswept landscape of the Cairngorms, invisible from many directions thanks to the undulating topography.

Located at the foot of Culardoch (‘the big back place’), and looking out across the remote expanse of upper Glen Gairn, it plays simultaneously off the informality and romanticism of a Scottish hill walkers’ “howff”, farmer’s shieling or Swiss alpine shack, and the humanism and cleanliness of 20th century modernists such as Aalto.

"Delicious and finely tuned." - Eric Parry RA