Glendale, Isle Of Skye
This is a house built for a Buddhist in a deeply Presbyterian part of Skye. The religions share a sense of dignity and respect. The intention was to create a calm, contemplative space for our client.
Inspired by the blackhouse, this house deliberately connects to local culture and tradition. The stone, timber and metal of the outside references the materials of the surrounding landscape. Inside, Caithness slate and oak panelling give the house a warm austerity.
A natural bowl in the landscape was turned in to a lochan by damming the out-flowing burns. This has became the focal point of the views and attracts abundant widlife, increasing the sense of tranquillity.