The project at Newbattle House has seen the renovation and extension of a 19th century stable block to form an artist studio and family garden room. Although the stable building itself is not listed, the adjacent church, former manse and boundary wall are all B-listed meaning a sensitive intervention was required.
Rural Design Architects
Rural Design Architects are committed to a progressive yet sensitive rural architecture. We respond to each client with imagination to deliver a project that achieves social, economical and environmental sustainability. Our approach combines practicality and intuition to achieve overall design excellence. Based on the Isle of Skye in the West Highlands of Scotland we are working on residential, commercial, community and education projects throughout Scotland and occasionally abroad.
Our portfolio of work emphasises the diversity of design skills we can offer, from new build and furniture design to landscape and masterplanning. We consciously avoid a prescriptive style, with each project being based upon a rigorous analysis of the clients requirements, the site and the landscape context. Our work is characterised by a crisp and contemporary approach; however it is always grounded by an understanding of history and a respect for the environment.
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
Tinhouse is located on the northwestern tip of the Isle of Skye, on a steeply sloping site overlooking The Minch, the body of water separating the Inner and Outer Hebrides. This rural house was completed in 2016 by the Rural Design Architects. The project is an essay in landscape, economy, construction and imagination which shares the […]
Black House is a three-bedroom house designed by Rural Design Architects on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Project description: Pursuing a dream to build a family home on the Isle of Skye, our clients came to us with a need to self-build, on a very tight budget. Our response to their brief, which included 3 […]