House clad in burnt larch perches on a rocky site in the Scottish Highlands

Mary Arnold-Forster Architects used planks of burnt larch to clad a cross-laminated timber house in the Scottish Highlands raised on low foundations above the rocky landscape. The house is located in the small village of Nedd, which is also the name of the project. Mary Arnold-Forster Architects surveyed the site to determine a location that […]

Lundies House is a “Scandi-Scot” guest home inside a 17th-century manse

Preservation and hospitality organisation Wildland has collaborated with Groves-Raines Architects to convert former clergy living-quarters into an intimate guesthouse in the Scottish highlands. Lundies House is nestled within the rural village of Tongue and takes over a former manse – a dwelling created for and inhabited by a Christian minister. Standing since the 17th-century, the […]

Adam Nathaniel Furman’s HK furniture collection is inspired by a friendly cyclops

London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has teamed up with Scottish surfaces manufacturer Mirrl to develop a furniture collection informed by Japanese lacquerwork and a folkloric one-eyed boy. The Glasgow-based company worked with Furman to examine alternative applications for its solid surface material, which is more typically used for tabletops, kitchens, bathrooms and cladding. They settled […]

Scotland’s first minister prioritises design with rotating exhibition

Visitors to the office of Scotland’s first minister can peruse a curated collection of design and craft objects aimed at raising the profile of the Scottish design industry. As part of a recent refurbishment of first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s office at the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, curator Stacey Hunter suggested including a series of […]

Dixon Jones designs sculptural shipping-container building for Edinburgh

Architecture studio Dixon Jones and sculptor David Mach have collaborated on a proposal for an event space and marketing suite in Edinburgh, which will be made from a stack of bright red shipping containers. Named Mach1, the sculptural building will be located in an undeveloped section of the Edinburgh Park business district to showcase Dixon Jones‘ […]

Morales Finch converts old Scottish barn into artist’s residence and studio

Belgian studio Morales Finch has transformed a 200-year-old barn in the Scottish Highlands into a studio for a painter and other artists in residence, called Aviemore Studio. The former agricultural store is located beside the Spey River, on the outskirts of the town of Aviemore. As one of the most sparsely populated regions in Europe, […]

Carmody Groarke builds chainmail shed around Mackintosh’s Hill House

One of the most important works of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh has been temporarily encased within a large transparent shed, called Hill House Box. London architecture studio Carmody Groarke has built the large structure around Hill House, the residence Mackintosh built for publisher Walter Blackie in 1902. Made from scaffolding and chainmail, the shed […]

Sutherland & Co designs its own architecture studio in narrow Scottish building

Sutherland & Co has transformed a skinny post war building in North Berwick, Scotland, into its own studio with sliding spruce panels lit by a rooflight. The studio is located on a tight plot of land squeezed between two shops on North Berwick High Street. It sits on what was once a narrow lane – known as a […]

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