Architects: Rural Design Architects
Project: Corrie House
Project Team: Alan Dickson, Nick Thomson, Steven McKenna, Gill Smith, Hazel Roe-Bose
Location : Torridon, Wester Ross, Scotland
Photography: Nigel Rigden
Our Corrie house project combines the old and new in an outstanding location on the shore of Loch Torridon.
The core of the project is formed from the remains of a former church building, this incorporates the main living spaces within a volume that recalls the the open volume and diagonal roof structure of the original building.
The facade has been “cut” to open up the view from the inside to the south, the original narrow slit windows have been reconstructed within the living room as a screen between the dining space and the main sitting space. A quiet sitting space and music room are contained on a gallery that sits above the living space.
The bedrooms are all contained within a black zinc clad structure, the master bedroom has outstanding views through a structure free corner window, and a sheltered balcony to the outside.
A swimming pool is contained in a semi basement structure, also enjoying the view, it is screened in a massive stone wall that wraps around the whole building which slides down into the landscape.
Externally the materials include caithness stone and board marked concrete.
Rural Design were involved in a site finding exercise at the outset of this project, which followed on with a design and planning exercise, and ultimately working with specialist kitchen designers and swimming pool consultants to achieve and outstanding project in an outstanding location.