Fiscavaig House, Skye, Photos, Design, Property Western Isles, Architect, Images
Fiscavaig House : Isle of Skye Home
West Coast of Scotland Home by rural design architects
1 Dec 2009
Fiscavaig House Skye
Architect: rural design
Location: Loch Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Western Isles
Saltire Awards – Saltire Medal winner 2010
15 Fiscavaig, Isle of Skye
This small holiday house, located in the township of Fiscavaig on the western side of the Isle of Skye, deliberately eschews convention due to its unusual site.
Indeed on first visiting the site it was difficult to see how any proposal could succeed if it disrupted a landscape that did not lend itself to intervention.
The decision to lift the building off the ground on small piloti released the design from convention and allowed it to relate to the wider context – the views to the north and the sun from the south.
The form of the house deliberately narrows to the north, reducing its surface area, and leans into the weather.
The entrance bridge lifts one off the landscape and immediately upon entering one is connected with the view through the fully-glazed elevation to the north. The other windows are secondary and draw light into the two storey volume.
Simple timber construction reinforces the character of the house as a visitor in the ancient landscape.
Fiscavaig House images / information from Rural Design
Best Building in Scotland – shortlisted, 2 Nov 2010
Location: Fiscavaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK
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