Scotland

The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The house makes use of classic solar passive design strategies like clerestory windows on the north side, and principle rooms on the south side -- both arranged to take advantage of the sunlight and

Read More >

Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Scottish Distillery Powers Their Nissan Leaf With Whiskey

Whiskey isn't just good for a stiff drink at the end of the day; it's also a handy tool for powering electric vehicles. At least that's what the Bruichladdich Whiskey Distillery on the Scottish isle of

Read More >

Edinburgh’s New Prismatic Solar Pavilion Acts As a Giant Sun Dial

Edinburgh’s New Prismatic Solar Pavilion Acts As a Giant Sun Dial

Opening to the public on August 4th, the Solar Pavilion is 2.8 meters high, 14 meters long and formed from 9 semi-circular segments. The pavilion is placed on the north side of the monument and acts as

Read More >

Aquamarine Power Unveils Oyster 800 Wave Energy Generator – Exclusive Photos!

Aquamarine Power Unveils Oyster 800 Wave Energy Generator – Exclusive Photos!

Photo by Hazel Saunderson for Inhabitat Scotland is renowned for its magnificent coastlines and delicious seafood - however, the latest denizen of the deep captured our attention for an entirely

Read More >

Bigg Design Transforms a Drab Scottish Underpass With Dazzling LED Lights!

Bigg Design Transforms a Drab Scottish Underpass With Dazzling LED Lights!

This project demonstrates a great way to reclaim city spaces and turn them into 21st century places as the colorful lighting transitions completely transform the atmosphere  throughout the day and night.

Read More >

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Black Sheep House Looks Out to Sea

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Black Sheep House Looks Out to Sea

Black Sheep House was borne from the dream and hard work of Yorkshire couple Pete and Christine Hope. When they found an old stable in the remote location of the Isle of Harris, they decided to renovate

Read More >

Whiskey to Energy Project in Scotland Gets the Green Light for Construction

Whiskey to Energy Project in Scotland Gets the Green Light for Construction

The contracts have been signed, and the plan is set - by 2013 Rothes, Speyside, Scotland will be home to a new bioenergy venture that will turn whiskey into power.  The region boats over 50 distilleries,

Read More >

Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

The tree house is reachable via a quarter-mile boardwalk, which was built by students of Lochaber College’s Environmental Conservation group. Outlandia has a small artist studio, connected to a larger

Read More >

Robert Burns’ Beautiful Green Roofed Museum Now Open

Robert Burns’ Beautiful Green Roofed Museum Now Open

The new Burns museum is set on 10 acres of the Alloway countryside and comprises the cottage he was born in - which was built by his father - along with gardens and the new museum. Inside, the modern eco

Read More >

World’s Greenest Whisky Distillery Unveiled in Scotland

World’s Greenest Whisky Distillery Unveiled in Scotland

Image © Keith Hunter Photography Scotland has a long history of whisky production and now the industry is brewing up a green future as drinks giant Diageo recently unveiled their £40 million

Read More >

The Victoria & Albert Museum as a Daylit Inverted Pyramid

The Victoria & Albert Museum as a Daylit Inverted Pyramid

REX organized the art museum's programs based on a layer cake concept, with each floor providing a different purpose. The bottom layer serves as the aarshalling area, the second is the civic layer for the

Read More >

Steven Holl Unveils Light-Filled Glasgow School of Art

Steven Holl Unveils Light-Filled Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art just announced that New York-based architect Steven Holl won the competition to design an elegant new studio, teaching and research building. The project focuses on reducing

Read More >

Carbon Neutral Home Breaks Ground in Cairn Valley, Scotland

Carbon Neutral Home Breaks Ground in Cairn Valley, Scotland

This green-roofed carbon neutral home designed by Mark Waghorn Architects will begin construction in Cairn Valley, Scotland this month. The design was inspired by the sloping natural landscape of the

Read More >

World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland

World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland

This turbine may look a bit more stout than most we're accustomed to seeing, and the double rotor configuration is unusual. That's because this is not a wind turbine, but rather a new underwater turbine

Read More >

SALTIRE PRIZE: $20 Million for Renewable Ocean Energy

SALTIRE PRIZE: $20 Million for Renewable Ocean Energy

Calling all marine renewable energy innovators! The Scottish Government announced a new prize at the beginning of April designed to encourage world scientists to push the boundaries for new clean, power

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >