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Moxon unveil banked Deeside home

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February 5 2016

Moxon unveil banked Deeside home
Moxon Architects have unveiled plans for a banked hillside home in Banchory, Lower Deeside, stepping up over four levels into a rolling hillside.

Strachan House takes the form of a linear sequence of volumes each at a slight angle to the next in order to frame and shelter a courtyard entrance. Each room is connected directly to the next by living spaces to reduce the need for corridors.

Built on top of a drystane granite terrace the bulk of the home is finished in untreated timber with large picture windows offering expansive views over the water of Feugh, all of which sits below a zinc roofline angled in parallel with the slope of the hill.

Architect Scott Gibb commented: “This house is the product of a number of constraints, which we have enjoyed exploring immensely. Material selection and the compact nature of internal spaces mean that this house is working incredibly hard for the owners.”
Large picture windows offer expansive views of the surrounding countryside
Large picture windows offer expansive views of the surrounding countryside
Moxon have worked with the lie of the land to 'anchor' the home within the landscape
Moxon have worked with the lie of the land to 'anchor' the home within the landscape

1 Comment

Niall Hastie
#1 Posted by Niall Hastie on 10 Feb 2016 at 09:47 AM
Interesting design concept, in a great location. I'd be excited to see more about this, especially as it's local to me.

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