Location: Lochaline, Scotland
Architect: Roderick James Architects
Materials: Green oak frame
Local Contractor: A A Macdonald
Situated on the west coast of Scotland next to the isolated village of Lochaline, this ambitious design was put together with great precision and skill by one of our most experienced carpenters, Jean. This green oak structure is only one storey high but is mounted by a ‘shard’ – a triangular penetration with an elevated level ridge through the building, double glazed to enjoy the view of the loch.
The lower section of the frame is faceted with a radius of nineteen and a half metres, with each bay of the oak frame being turned by six degrees in plan relative to its adjacent bay, creating a beautiful sweeping curve which compliments the surrounding views. The full front of the house has fixed glazing to increase the feeling of being outside and enjoying the full outlook across the Sound of Mull.Read more