Split personality Mallaig home recognised by Dundee architects
November 26 2014
Designed by Colin Andrew Smith Architect (CASA) Askivil is conceived as two distinct volumes, one stilted in order to ‘float’ over a machair and an adjoining element which has been cut into the ground.
Both portions sit beneath a diverging curved roof with rooms oriented to maximise views across the landscape.
In a statement CASA said: “Askivil inhabits a difficult but stunning site. The house responds to its setting with two distinct architectural volumes, one stilted, floating over the machair to the south and one cut into the ground to the north, each with a diverging curved roof. The higher southern section of the building is where the public rooms and master bedroom are located allowing equal views to the sea towards the west as to the mountains in the east.”
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