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Islands based designers dominate Saltire Housing Awards

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September 4 2012

Islands based designers dominate Saltire Housing Awards
The Saltire Society has announced the winners of their 75th Saltire Housing Awards with designers hailing from the Highlands and Islands emerging as the nights big winners.

Leading the pack were Dualchas who picked up the Saltire Medal for House at Boreraig and Kirk House whilst their Skye compatriots at Rural Design scooped the Innovation in Housing Award with R.House.

Shetland Islands based Richard Gibson Architects meanwhile scored a double whammy with two Lerwick projects. De Vadill scooped the small scale housing award and Grodians received a commendation in the large scale housing category,

A total of 14 projects were given an award, out of field of 29 shortlisted works, by a team of jurors chaired by Dick Cannon. A further four were acknowledged with commendations.

Cannon said: “… we are fortunate this year to have a significant number of outstanding projects confirming that design quality - committed to the intelligent use of energy and resources - remains exceptionally high in Scotland.  

“The medal this year has been awarded not to a building, but to a practice for two exceptional projects.  These represent the work of a studio taking on relatively modest projects and going full tilt to push the boundary of their own skill and to enrich the lives of their clients.”


The awards list in full:

Large Scale Housing Development
-    Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh  (7N Architects with Make Architects)
                        
Small Scale Housing Development
-    Da Vadill, Grantfield, Lerwick, Shetland (Richard Gibson Architects Ltd)
-    Fore Street, Whiteinch & Scotstoun, Glasgow (Hypostyle Architects)
 
 Private Dwelling – New Build
-    House in Boreraig, Duirinish, Isle of Skye (Dualchas Architects)
-    The Edge, Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway (Carole Naylor & John Chesbrough)
-    The ‘Model D’ House, Insch, Aberdeenshire (Gokay Deveci Chartered Architect)
               
 Alterations, Renovations and Extensions
-    Kirk House, Garve, Ross-shire (Dualchas Architects)
-    Ackling Cook Bothy, Ettrick Valley (Reiach and Hall Architects)
-    Wormit Extension, Wormit, Fife (WT Architecture)
-    Cape Cove, Shore Road, Helensburgh (Cameron Webster Architects)
-    Ledcameroch Road, Bearsden (Studio KAP)
-    4 Linsiadar, Uig, Isle of Lewis (Studio KAP)
-    Bogbain Mill, Loch Ussie (Rural Design)
-    House in Roslin, Chapel Loan, Roslin (Reiach and Hall Architects)

2012 Saltire Medal: Dualchas Architects, Isle of Skye.

2012 Innovation in Housing Award: R-House, Drynoch, Isle of Skye (Rural Design)

Commended:
 
Large Scale Housing Development
-    Grödians, Quoys, Lerwick  (Hjaltland Housing Association)
-    Park View, 7-21 Golspie Street, Glasgow (DO Architecture)

Private Dwelling - New Build
-    Marlaw, Sprinkell Avenue, Pollockshields (Gareth Hoskins Architects)
-    Promenade House, Musselburgh (Wiszniewski Thomson Architects)
A strikingly modern interior belies the historic exterior of the Kirk House
A strikingly modern interior belies the historic exterior of the Kirk House
Boreraig's rich minimalism wooed the Saltire judges
Boreraig's rich minimalism wooed the Saltire judges

Da Vadill, Richard Gibson Architects
Da Vadill, Richard Gibson Architects
Fore Street by Hypostyle won the small building category
Fore Street by Hypostyle won the small building category

Leadcameroch Road, Studio KAP Chartered Architects
Leadcameroch Road, Studio KAP Chartered Architects
Promenade House, Wiszniewski Thomson  Architects
Promenade House, Wiszniewski Thomson Architects

The Edge, Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway (Carole Naylor & John Chesbrough)
The Edge, Sandyhills, Dumfries & Galloway (Carole Naylor & John Chesbrough)
The Model 'D' House by Gokay Deveci earned a nod for best private dwelling
The Model 'D' House by Gokay Deveci earned a nod for best private dwelling

8 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 4 Sep 2012 at 14:42 PM
More images here;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19476902
John M
#2 Posted by John M on 5 Sep 2012 at 13:01 PM
What was the cost of the Model D house by Devici? per sq ft would do
urbanrealm
#3 Posted by urbanrealm on 5 Sep 2012 at 13:21 PM
The quoted project cost is £140k - excluding site works.
Andrew Lee
#4 Posted by Andrew Lee on 6 Sep 2012 at 22:59 PM
Come on UR! You illustrate this news feature with 4 amateur photos and include neither of the Saltire Medal winner's projects...
John Glenday
#5 Posted by John Glenday on 7 Sep 2012 at 10:03 AM
Hi Andrew - we've featured both Boreraig and the Kirk House extensively elsewhere on the site. This seemed like an opportunity to showcase some of the lesser known work.

However in the interests of completeness I will upload the remaining projects.
John M
#6 Posted by John M on 7 Sep 2012 at 14:19 PM
Re post #3, who quoted that figure, Devici, the client or the builder?
urbanrealm
#7 Posted by urbanrealm on 7 Sep 2012 at 14:24 PM
This figure is quoted by the architect.
John M
#8 Posted by John M on 10 Sep 2012 at 14:53 PM
Re Post 7, That's all very well but what figure does the client or the builder quote?

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