Plot 5 - Scottish Housing Expo – Corner House
Our interest in rural forms continues in the corner house plot with the realisation that the house needs to respond to different viewpoints and perspectives within the site. We created a three bedroom live-work unit which uses simple design to create a sustainable modern approach to living. The live-work units are positioned at either end of the plot and are connected by a 'garden wall' which provides privacy and protection to the courtyard garden.
A passive solution has been adopted in the approach to the design which promotes natural ventilation and heating through the house by means of large south facing windows and a double height void in the living space.
The desire to occupy the roof volume is explored here, allowing for lower eaves heights but also volumetric interest inthe section. A slow ramp is set under an overhang at the front of the property which leads to the front door.