Fir Chlis, Isle of Harris

ICOSIS Architects

The design for this house on the Isle of Harris was inspired by the surrounding farm buildings. The clients brief asked for the "Scottish version of an Australian beach house", of modern design with a focus on low cost build and low energy in use, and utilizing natural Scottish materials. The simple dark stained Larch cladding and Caithness stone walls, along with profile sheet metal roofing, contain the inverted accommodation, with the bedrooms on the ground floor and a large open-plan living space and terrace on the upper floor, making best use of the spectacular west-facing views across the beach to the Island of Taransay. The project received an Outer Hebrides Housing Design Award 2012 and was shortlisted for the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards and the Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2012

Location

Fir Chlis
SEILEBOST HS3 3HP
United Kingdom

Contact

Euan Millar
Director / Architect
mail@icosis.co.uk

Client

Rob McKinnon

Completed

2010

Size

135

Categories

  • Residential