Arc Architects win Island Home design comp
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March 3 2014Rural Housing Scotland competition to design an affordable island home, seeing off competition from over 50 entrants to secure first place.
The Fife based practice responded to a request to design a low-cost two bedroom home for the Hebrides that was both simple to build and with low energy demands – all for less than £100k.
Project architect Tom Morton earned the nod of judges who were won over by its low environmental impact, simple construction and minimal aesthetic, whilst also accounting for the needs of island life with a porch for wellies and an outdoor larder.
Announcing the winner at the housing body’s conference in Birnam, rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said: “I was impressed by the standard of designs submitted and congratulate Arc Architects. Housing is and will remain a priority for this Government and we will continue to invest in new affordable homes, which are particularly needed in rural areas.
“It’s great to give some of Scotland’s top architectural talent the opportunity to showcase their skills in a competition which is full of good intentions.”
Community landowners across the Hebrides will now be consulted with a view to building the design in several locations, with the first homes planned for the Isle of Mull.
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