Work has been completed for a cantilevered building in Morar on the west coast of Scotland. The three bedroom house is cut in to sloping ground, with the living space on the upper level having a fully glazed gable framing the views to the white sands of Morar. The lower floor has 3 bedrooms and a study with intimate and protected views to what will become a garden.
The house has a simple central plan with the south-facing glazing deeply recessed for an upper level balcony and to provide solar shading. A larch rainscreen covers two walls and the roof – one of the main design requests was that the building looked unobtrusive when viewed from passing trains on the railway track above the site, so that the view of the roof is as important as the view of the traditional elevations.