Plot 1 - Scottish Housing Expo – Stealth House
How does an architect design housing in the landscape and how can the interiors, even in simple dwellings, relate to a sense of space within?
Built as part of the Highland Housing Expo in Inverness, the building known as Stealth Terrace (named so because it is clad in a black rubber skin) built for Cairn Housing Association examined the idea of a new form of vernacular architecture. The new terrace comprises four 2/3 bedroom houses with flexible living spaces on the upper floors.
Each house has a double height volume in the living room and hall spaces. These double height volumes link to other living study/spaces where families can have degrees of privacy or the option to interact with each other. All living volumes are south facing for light and solar gain. With its black rubber cladding and ivy clad walls the Stealth Terrace aims to have a subtle presence in the landscape.