The 8 houses were built following a year-long community consultation. The longhouse plan and distinctive curved ends evolved during this process reducing heat loss due to wind chill and suiting the sloping site. The east-west alignment optimises passive solar gain, reduces wind noise, and makes the most of the views. Local low maintenance and long-life materials were used where possible, keeping within strict cost limits. The project received a Civic Trust Commendation in 2003. The single house, on Vatersay, was for the Chairman.
ISLE OF BARRA
Barra & Vatersay Housing Association
850 /8 Houses
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