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January 26 2012

Planning secured for Morar residence
Planning permission has been granted for a bespoke rural home at Camusdarach, Morar, by Highland Council.

Designed by Raw Architecture Workshop the home will be sited on a steeply sloping site, allowing the structure to take advantage of the thermal mass of the ground whilst offering open vistas toward the isles of Eigg, Rum and Skye.

Custom designed for a local deep sea diver and primary school head the residence has been conceived to provide optimal sunset views over nearby islands.

With that in mind the house has been laid out in an ‘upside down’ manner, with living spaces on the top floor, bedrooms at mid level and reception accommodation on the lower floor.

Clad in black stained timber, sourced from sutainably managed Forestry Commission land, the property will adopt a prefabricated timber panel construction process to minimise on site exposure.

Landscaping work has already commenced on site with construction penciled in for mid 2012 to complete by early 2013.
Dark colours were selected to gel with the dark colours of indigenous bracken and heather
Dark colours were selected to gel with the dark colours of indigenous bracken and heather
Each window frames a different landscape view
Each window frames a different landscape view

RAW was founded in June 2010 by Graeme Laughlan, a former Associate Partner at Foster+Partners
RAW was founded in June 2010 by Graeme Laughlan, a former Associate Partner at Foster+Partners

5 Comments

Paul
#1 Posted by Paul on 27 Jan 2012 at 22:40 PM
Graeme is both a generous and hugely talented architect .... he genuinely has a unique blend of confidence and humility combined with an extraordinary visual intelligence.
Graeme
#2 Posted by Graeme on 28 Jan 2012 at 08:54 AM
Thanks, Dad.
sultan of brooneye
#3 Posted by sultan of brooneye on 28 Jan 2012 at 18:43 PM
I love this website; positive comments do not exist here. It's great; even if the building is about 56/100 as a student project.

Also Urban Realm - can you expand; is the client a primary school head that enjoys deep sea diving? Or 2 separate individuals each with their own occupation? I really need these important details before I can critique the project thoroughly.

I give the reporter 48/100 for the article.
Sven
#4 Posted by Sven on 30 Jan 2012 at 13:39 PM
Quite an exciting looking building. Would like to know the dimensions, outlook (South/North facing etc), budget...
Douglas
#5 Posted by Douglas on 30 Jan 2012 at 15:13 PM
Delighted that this modest but unconventional residential building is welcomed by the local planning authority. Congratulations to those who approved the design. I hope that their colleagues in other parts of Scotland raise their game too. More, more!

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