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Zinc House

Zinc House
The agricultural landscape of Angus is the setting for 'Zinc-House', a purpose built home and office of 525m2 completed in 2015. The site topography is agrarian, expansive and deceptively undulous, it is also distinctly regularised, with the remnants of greeny-grey chlorite infused dry-stone dykes ordering gridded field patterns.

The house presents as a composition of aggregated internal and external spaces articulated and unified by a continuous roof.  Built over one-and-a-half storeys the whole is divided into four tied elements; car port, garage/office, entrance/court, and house. The clients desire to capitalise on an uninterrupted southerly aspect whilst also having more intimate & characterful spaces is realised through the sectional split: articulated free-plan on the ground floor with a formed room-plan above. Cut from the house, on both levels, are protected external terraces.

To give primacy to the formal intent of the building the architects chose to unify the elements in a single skin of ‘betongrau’ Zinc.  The colour was chosen to match the chlorite mineral and also to reference the ubiquitous agricultural sheds found in this region.
PROJECT: Zinc House
CLIENT: Richard and Jackie Callison
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: James Sinclair Associates
Zinc House
Zinc House
Main Contractor:  West Developments
Photographer:  Mark O'Connor

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