Borreraig House in Glendale, Scotland is a modern one-story residential building with every comfort. The one built in 2011 differs from the outside House made of wood hardly any of the typical houses in Scotland – the so-called “Scottish blackhouses”. Both the facade and the inside of the building are completely clad with wood and finished off with abstract and modern architectural elements.
Modern house made of wood in traditional style
The modern one House made of wood was made by Dualchas Architects Designed for a Buddhist and built in a Presbyterian-populated area on the Isle of Skye. Both religions are characterized by an identical worldview – they promote peace, dignity, charity and inner balance. The customer inherited the small farm from his mother. There he wished to build a house that would blend in with the landscape and not differ from traditional houses. The exterior of the house remains true to the idea of undisturbed coexistence – simple, inconspicuous and withdrawn.
Modern house looks like a traditional cottage house
The gable roof house somehow fits organically into the surrounding nature. Borreraig House has won a number of awards for vernacular Scottish architecture for its original concept. One goal of the project was to create a place to retreat, where you can relax from hectic everyday life. The wooden house has a contemplative-meditative character. It consists of 3 building parts – a living area, a sleeping area and a studio room, all 3 made of local larch wood, oak wood, stone, metal. The use of glass intensifies the communication between architecture and nature.
Scottish wooden house impresses with its open concept
Wooden house surrounded by stone wall
Skye Island offers peace and quiet
Modern house clad in wood offers panoramic views
Wood paneling on the floor, wall and ceiling
Eat-in kitchen with island
Lighting conditions in the living room
Intensive connection between inside and outside
Bedroom wooden wall cladding
Wooden bathroom with sunken bathtub
Photos by: Andrew Lee, James Benedict Brown