Scottish architects Brown & Brown have crafted a uncooked and minimalist house inside Scotland’s idyllic Cairngorms Nationwide Park; welcome to Spyon Cop, a brand new three-bedroom household home framing lengthy, inexperienced views throughout the area’s valleys and the close by River Don. This peaceable pure context was key proper from the beginning within the Aberdeenshire- and Inverness-based studio’s design, led by follow co-founders Kate and Andrew Brown.
Brown & Brown designs Spyon Cop
‘From the outset, we wished to design a constructing that sat delicately within the panorama and didn’t disrupt the horizon line. The end result for Spyon Cop is a straightforward design, whereby all the pieces springs from the identical end and is intentionally restricted, permitting the views to take priority,’ Kate Brown explains. ‘The problem with constructing in these situations is designing one thing that matches harmoniously with the rugged panorama. Spyon Cop marries the modern retreat our shoppers wished, with a house that appears to have grown from the hillside.’
Whereas Spyon Cop occupies the footprint of an outdated stone cottage which was demolished by the point the present house owners purchased their plot, the architects have been eager for the brand new house to stay discreet and never compete with its verdant context. Making a easy, low construction utilizing the clear strains of a minimalist structure strategy felt like a no brainer for the crew. A sod roof planted with grass tussocks lower from the hillside tops the construction, embedding it in its environment.
Inside, a refreshingly pared down and simple strategy to the interior association mirrors the outside’s simplicity. An open plan kitchen and front room sit on the coronary heart of the design, flanked to the east by the principle bed room and ensuite; and to the west by a household rest room, utility room, and two bedrooms.
The supplies really feel tactile and the comparatively restricted palette of concrete, wooden (the outside, for instance, is black-painted larch) and microcement locations the emphasis on the vistas – which wrap the dwelling expertise by way of massive openings throughout all sides of the home. In the meantime Brown & Brown’s use of low carbon ideas for the venture signifies that the home each breathes and shows environment friendly thermal retention – including sustainable structure to its record of credentials.
‘Being perched on the hilltop at Spyon Cop is like nothing else; my favorite expertise of the home is sitting in my Ercol chair or – in good climate – out on the deck, espresso in hand, watching the solar rise over the valley,’ says the shopper, Siobhan Turner. ‘We have been very aware when constructing that this was to be our vacation house, and have been decided to not take housing inventory out of the native space. Working with a neighborhood structure agency, with native builders and so far as attainable native suppliers and craftspeople, we now have been capable of realise our dream, to construct a home that makes the most effective use of the land and views, and does so gently, and quietly, providing a spot we’re at peace in.’
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