Cabin on stilts at Kilconquhar Loch
Perched just a few meters away from the edge of Kilconquhar Loch, Fife, this small timber cabin is located at the bottom of a private garden and provides a peaceful place to relax and do a bit of bird watching. Kilconquhar Loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and home to a wide variety of wildlife. Completed in July 2017, the cabin sits on 16 short galvanised steel posts above marshy ground conditions, with floating steps up to the entrance door.
Our client was looking for a simple timber cabin design with a single room in order to quietly enjoy the unique location of the Loch and wished to reflect a bird-hide feel into the design. This concept worked well along with a building completely constructed from and entirely clad in timber. The timber roof extends over the cabin creating patterns of sunlight on the facade.
Untreated Siberian Larch cladding was used to clad the building inside and out including the roof. A cantilevered bench constructed from solid Larch posts appears to shoot through a huge frameless glass window, providing an outdoor seat above the small raised timber deck outside.