Meikle Auchengree

Ann Nisbet Ltd
Main Contractor

The new house is located within North Ayrshire.

This elevated position gives the building wonderful views over the North Ayrshire landscape. However, it has little natural shelter and is very exposed to the elements. Strong South-Westerly winds can make being outdoors on the site quite uncomfortable.

In response to the site and conditions, the functions of the house are contained within a cluster of building forms, which draw on the traditional groupings of agricultural farm buildings in the area.

A two storey element, a one storey linear element and an outbuilding form a cluster around a three sided courtyard. The roofs and walls of the building are clad in zinc.

This material choice provides a contemporary, quality exterior that references the local rural agricultural buildings. This was one of the first single houses in the countryside to gain planning permission under the new North Ayrshire planning guidelines.

Awards Won 2017

RIBA House of the Year – Longlisted (TBA Nov/Dec 2017), Andrew Doolan Award for Best Building in Scotland – Shortlisted (TBA Nov 2017), RIAS Emerging Scottish Architect of the Year – Runner up, Saltire Housing Design Award, CIOB Good Building Award, RIBA National Award, RIAS Architecture Award, Best Residential Building; Scottish Design Awards

Awards Won 2016

GIA Supreme Award, GIA Residential Award, Scottish Quality Planning Award – Place Making.

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