This is a multi award winning house. When approached from behind the house appears as a modest single storey black gable. From the front it cantilevers dramatically over the shore.
The renovation at Carnoch parish church at Strathconan is a fine example of the many T-plan churches designed by engineer and architect Thomas Telford across the Highlands.
The finished building is a testament to the commitment of the clients to invest in the heritage of their own community.
Our clients, a family of 5 came to us with a site and a sketch which described their brief. The site is an elevated bare croftland site with views over Dunvegan bay to the Waternish peninsula. It has long views to the north to Isle of Harris and south towards Dunvegan. To the west is a wooded cliff. It is also adjacent to the mother’s sister and her family’s new home.
Dualchas have been selected to masterplan the new Ionad Hiort centre in the UIg area of Lewis. Partnering with Norwegian practice Reuilf Ramstad Architect the internationally important project could transform the economy of the Western Isles.
This multi-award winning house has been inspired by the blackhouse, but abstracted in to modern architecture. The client inherited the croft from his mother, and he wanted to build a home that connected with the landscape and the local heritage.
To take advantage of the views the design solution is a building that acts as a frame for these panoramas. The building is orientated down the slope, with both ends incorporating floor to ceiling glazing.
Set above the rocky shoreline, looking over the Sound of Sleat to Loch Nevis, this bed and breakfast combines luxury with minimalist design. But the best feature is the view, with a full room width, floor to ceiling window overlooking the sea.
After winning a limited competition, Dualchas was appointed architect for the new village hall on Raasay. The building is now in constant use - from ceilidhs to indoor shinty, from theatre productions to coffee mornings, it has become a centre for the cultural life of the island.
An architect is an investment – an investment in design quality which will add value to a project. Any building will have a certain cost in project management, bricks and mortar – the architect can take the otherwise mundane and raise its quality to a different level.