Moxon Architects | Crathie, Scotland 2017 - 2020

RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award 2022
Winner RIBA National Award 2022
Winner RIAS Award 2022
Winner Civic Trust Award 2022
Winner American Institute of Architects UK Award 2021
Winner Architects' Journal Award 2021
Winner Scottish Design Award 2021

"Driving up into the wilds of the Cairngorms National Park on the A93 there is a new stopping off place, just before you reach Balmoral: Tàrmachan Café at Crathie. This is no transport caff with hot tea slopped into polystyrene in a layby caravan. Here you will find speciality coffee and your cheese sandwich comes with venison salami and kimchi.

The building it sits in is no sideshow. Nestled into the curve of an old quarry the strong concrete lines of its chimneys stand proud amidst the silver birch, rowan, juniper and alder. A black colonnade protects café tables from the weather while drawing visitors on towards the studio of the building’s designer, Moxon Architects."

Eleanor Young, RIBA Journal, 18/12/2020


Tàrmachan Café — Some Good Ideas

Ace caff with a very nice studio attached: Moxon Architects' new office in an Aberdeenshire quarry has it all | RIBAJ