Helen Morgan

Dualchas Architects' Boreraig House is a Peaceful Green Retreat on the Isle of Skye

by , 11/18/13


Boreraig House, Dualchas Architects, sustainable architecture, sustainable technology, reused materials, local materials, green design, isle of skye, corrugated iron, energy efficiency

The Boreraig house sits in a natural bowl in the landscape and low to the land to avoid interrupting the surrounding natural beauty. It is divided into three blocks using larch panels taken from fence posts and corrugated metal roofs. Stone walls were reused within the design and galvanised gates in the surrounding area provided metal for the construction.

The interior is lined with oak-faced plywood and Scottish stone floors, and is heavily insulated with external shutters. This is particularly important in this part of the world, where gales can rage through the winter months. An air source heat pump is used to heat water to make the residence extra efficient.

The building has won several awards for its design, specifically for connecting modern architecture, sustainability, and respect for the landscape.

+ Dualchas Architects

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Images via Dualchas Architects

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  1. legalegl November 18, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Lovely simple design, but without overhangs the water will create havoc with the exterior. I know it’s modern architecture, but why shorten the life of the building for the beauty?

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