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Tiree black-house redevelopment unveiled

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March 10 2014

Tiree black-house redevelopment unveiled
A new-build home on the Isle of Tiree has been unveiled by Denizen Works on an exposed grassland site overlooking Duin Bay.
House No.7 occupies the site of a ruined B-listed black-house, transforming it into a main home and separate guesthouse conjoined by a utility wing.

Conceived in order to maximise both shelter and sunlight penetration the home is arranged around a sunken garden, excavated from sand deposits which had accumulated over time around the property.

A master bedroom looks out onto this space with living spaces arranged above offering views across the bay.

Built using stonework from the original cottage the guesthouse opens onto a shared utility wing with its own laundry facilities, wet room and play area. This in turn leads to a barrel-vaulted new build element which is clad in corrugated in a nod to the local vernacular.

Photography by David Barbour.
A central utility wing knits the various elements together
A central utility wing knits the various elements together
A striking black tarred roof on the guesthouse ties with the surrounding machair landscape
A striking black tarred roof on the guesthouse ties with the surrounding machair landscape

House No.7 is situated on Tiree's southern coast and is accessible by grass track
House No.7 is situated on Tiree's southern coast and is accessible by grass track
Interior spaces are intentionally robust
Interior spaces are intentionally robust

The composition is described as a bold insertion into the landscape, whilst respecting the island's heritage
The composition is described as a bold insertion into the landscape, whilst respecting the island's heritage

3 Comments

Art Vandelay
#1 Posted by Art Vandelay on 10 Mar 2014 at 12:43 PM
That's absolutely brilliant. Love the ceiling over the dining space.
stephen
#2 Posted by stephen on 22 Mar 2014 at 14:09 PM
Looks like a giant Anderson shelter next to a dwarfed croft.
Some great interior bits though.
Michael
#3 Posted by Michael on 31 May 2014 at 23:20 PM
Fantastic! What a great design initiative.

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