The Shed

Dualchas Building Design, Isle of Skye, 2006

 

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The Shed north west view 

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  • The Shed north west view    
  • South East view of the house exterior    
  • The Shed shutters     
  • The Shed shutters view    
  • Rear elevation     
  • The Shed exterior garden deck    
  • The outdoor shower    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Elevations    
  • Development site plan    
  • Landscaping strategies    
  • Sliding door detail    

Two-storey house clad in larch and corrugated steel, with sliding external shutters

The siting and layout was selected to make the best use of the location. Upstairs a cantilevered picture window gives a view of the Cuillin mountain range while the large area of glazing downstairs faces south-west to the sea loch and across to the islands of Rhum and Canna.

The project features the first grant-aided exhaust-air heat pump in Scotland to power the under-floor heating and hot-water system, together with solar panels and over-insulation.

External shutters can be slid into place on a track in front of the large area of glazing to bring a sense of protection during winter storms. While there is under-floor heating throughout the house, a large woodburning stove has been installed to provide an additional point of focus in the downstairs open-plan living/dining area.

Data

  • Begun: Jan 2006
  • Completed: 2006
  • Floor area: 120m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £195,000
  • Procurement: Scottish Minor Works
  • Address: Tokavaig, Isle of Skye, IV44, United Kingdom

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