Ecological Aberdeenshire home secures planning
August 28 2014
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
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