Rural Design Architecture Brybeg Project Page
House at Brybeg, replaced a poor quality bungalow that failed to properly take advantage of a site with magnificent views of the Torridon mountains.
The house is split into 3 pitched roof forms (living, sleeping and studio), joined by linking elements around a courtyard. The floor level is raised from the surrounding terrain, sitting on a defined Caithness stone plinth anchoring the building in the landscape. The orientation of the building allows large windows to frame mountain views in all directions whilst its geometry results in sheltered outdoor spaces in between the main volumes. A giant oculus connects the interior with an external courtyard.
We experimented with a stained larch cladding, ensuring there is no differential silvering of the timber over time. Profiled metal roof sheeting completes an understated external palette.
Working with creative clients is an adventure, both challenging and rewarding. The interior incorporates an eclectic selection of finishes and fittings; a reclaimed spiral stair, industrial-styled kitchen, herring bone tiling in bathrooms, bold colour choices.
Alan Dickson, Andrew Tait, John Downie