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Tiny Timber Fiscavaig House Rests on Stilts in an Ancient Scottish Landscape
Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 1, 2013 @ 9:09 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Gallery,Tiny Homes | No Comments
When Rural Design was contracted to build a site-sensitive home on the Isle of Skye, they initially thought it would be impossible to come up with a proposal that wouldn't disrupt the ancient landscape. They persevered, however and built this tiny timber Fiscavaig House that rests on slits to minimize its environmental impact.
In addition to its small footprint of 70 square meters, the small timber house  on the western side of the Isle of Skye in Scotland makes optimum use of natural light and ventilation in order to keep its carbon footprint low as well.
The home is tapered towards the north, cutting its overall square footage, and boasts full glazing that allows for winter time solar gain  and natural light. Windows foster additional daylighting throughout the double story holiday house that has framed views of a magical natural environment.
+ Rural Design 
Via Plataforma Arquitectura 
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 small timber house: http://inhabitat.com/tag/timber-house/
 solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-gain/
 + Rural Design: http://www.ruraldesign.co.uk
 Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2013/02/27/fiscavaig-rural-design/
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