Scotland Facet-curved House

Ambitious design in an unforgettable setting

Location: Lochaline, Scotland

Architect: Roderick James Architects

Materials: Green oak frame

Local Contractor: A A Macdonald

Oak framed home facing picturesque Scottish landscape

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.

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