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Ecological Aberdeenshire home secures planning

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August 28 2014

 Ecological Aberdeenshire home secures planning
Moxon Architects have secured coveted planning permission for a new home in the Aboyne conservation area of Deeside, Aberdeenshire, on behalf of an ecological scientist.

Designed to minimise impact on the River Dee from its perch on a steeply sloping natural levee the home maximises its south facing aspect whilst respecting neighbouring homes.

In a design statement Moxon wrote:“The geometry of the pitched roof has been established with a pronounced ‘skew’; enabling a lofty interior along the centreline of the house but with an overall form that resolves to very low eaves at the diagonally opposed corners where the proposal abuts neighbouring properties. 

“The centre of the house is anchored around a two storey granite pillar that is situated behind large areas of south facing glazing and contains the fireplace and hot water system – the granite mass forms a large passively and actively heated ‘thermal battery’ in the centre of the home.”

A drystane faced lower level contains an ensuite bedroom and private study before stepping down to form garden terraces on the banks of the Dee.
A pronounced skew in the roof bridges the need to provide spacious interiors without intruding on the neighbours
A pronounced skew in the roof bridges the need to provide spacious interiors without intruding on the neighbours
materials and energy usage dictated the design
materials and energy usage dictated the design

The home is partially cut into the steeply sloping site
The home is partially cut into the steeply sloping site
Traditional stonework and timber have been employed for the build
Traditional stonework and timber have been employed for the build

4 Comments

Art Vandelay
#1 Posted by Art Vandelay on 28 Aug 2014 at 16:17 PM
Looks like it could be a cracking wee scheme...shades of Falling Water for some reason (perhaps it's just the renders). Well done!
Ross Hendry
#2 Posted by Ross Hendry on 29 Aug 2014 at 13:20 PM
Yes, the description had me thinking Falling Water too! And on Deeside...! Looks a very nice proposal.
Ross Hendry
#3 Posted by Ross Hendry on 29 Aug 2014 at 13:27 PM
Yes, the description had me thinking Falling Water too! And on Deeside...! Looks a very nice proposal.
Stephen
#4 Posted by Stephen on 1 Sep 2014 at 23:27 PM
Looks great. Like the thickness in the stone window reveals. A good, appropriate Scottish building material. Careful consideration given internally too to placement of windows by the looks of things.

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