Two Low Carbon Houses, Isle of Berneray

Fraser Architecture LLP

These two new houses combine scale, proportion and materials, to create a sensitive, contemporary response to a rural setting. In an exposed site, the buildings' orientation and courtyard layout capitalises on expansive views, while creating shelter from the prevailing wind. Balancing large openings with a sense of enclosure, maximises natural light and connection to the landscape. Energy performance and sustainability were central to the brief - minimising costs in use, without major impact upon capital costs. Very high levels of "Better than Carbon Zero" insulation, kept energy requirements low, complemented by breathable construction, passive stack ventilation and locally sourced materials.

Location

15 Trealigarry
Berneray
ISLE OF NORTH UIST HS6 5BE
United Kingdom

Contact

Robert Fraser
Principal Architect, Partner
info@fraserarchitecture.co.uk

Client

Mrs. Rita Dix and Ms. Alison Dix

Completed

2012

Size

206

Categories

  • Interior design
  • Residential
  • Sustainability