Outlandia Fieldstation

Malcolm Fraser Architects, Fort William, 2010


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Artist's field station, set in a copse of Spruce and Larch in Glen Nevis

Visitors approach Outlandia along a path cut through dense woods into a view which opens-up across the Glen.

Entered via a bridge from the slope behind, the simple box of the tree house sits out from the steep slope, leaning out to make the most of the views.

The build was both low and high impact: an eco-friendly approach saw use of logging from the site, while the foundations were constructed of concrete, brought in by helicopter.

Construction was part-joinery, part-forestry and part-mountain rescue, with a local contractor who nicely combined all three, and an unusual set of risk assessments.


  • Begun: Aug 2008
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Floor area: 13m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £20,000
  • Procurement: Bespoke
  • Address: Outlandia Fieldstation, Glen Nevis, Fort William, PH33, United Kingdom

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