Rural Design Architecture Corrie Project Page
Our Corrie 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, reinventing the open volume and diagonal roof structure of the original building to house the main living spaces.
The facade has been “cut” to open up the view from the inside to the south, the original narrow slit windows reconstructed within the living room as a screen between the dining space and the main sitting space. A quiet sitting space and music room are contained on a gallery that sits above the living space.
The bedrooms are all contained within a black zinc-clad structure, the master bedroom having outstanding views through a structure-free corner window, and a sheltered balcony to the outside.
A swimming pool is contained in a semi basement structure, also enjoying the view, screened by a massive stone wall that wraps around the whole building and slides down into the landscape.
Externally the materials include Caithness stone and board-marked concrete.
Rural Design were involved in a site-finding exercise at the outset of this project, which was followed by a design and planning exercise, and then coordination with specialist kitchen designers and swimming pool consultants to achieve an outstanding project in an outstanding location.
Alan Dickson, Nick Thomson, Steven McKenna, Gill Smith, Hazel Roe-Bose
copyright Nigel Rigden / Elaine Ferguson
Saltire Housing Design Award: Commendation