Housing at Cuithir

Benjamin Tindall Architects

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.

Location

ISLE OF BARRA
United Kingdom

Contact

Benjamin Tindall
Principal
info@BenjaminTindallArchitects.co.uk

Client

Barra & Vatersay Housing Association

Completed

Size

850 /8 Houses

Categories

  • Historic
  • Landscaping
  • Masterplanning
  • Residential
  • Sustainability