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Plans lodged for Dornoch holiday apartments

March 22 2017

Plans lodged for Dornoch holiday apartments
Lippe Architects have lodged plans for 24 holiday apartments and four semi-detached cottages within the grounds of Dornoch’s Royal Golf Hotel.

Kirkwood Homes and Dornoch Developments propose to erect two apartment blocks positioned to maximize views across the surrounding landscape.

Adopting a more ‘classic approach’ than prior submissions the current scheme will make use of feature gables to all elevations finished in render with reconstituted stone detailing.

In their design statement the architects observed: “The concept for the elevational treatment was to create a simple, yet elegant architectural solution to respond to the grand and historic nature of the Royal Golf Hotel, the site and Dornoch.

“The feature gables showcase the living space within the apartments, with Juliette balconies to bring the outside in, and frame the views. Detailing in the form of quoins and a feature apron that runs around the perimeter of the buildings continue the traditional fee of the gables.

“The windows, French doors and white detailing emanate the traditional nature of the original part of the Royal Golf hotel and the historic settlement in the design.”

Four cottages will be located to the west bounded by a high stone wall.


Plonky McBonkface
#1 Posted by Plonky McBonkface on 22 Mar 2017 at 11:31 AM
Another great example of standardised designs

We don’t buy bespoke designed cars

So why would we buy bespoke designed buildings

Just like the gold super car we just get a standard design and change the colour a bit

#2 Posted by Matt on 22 Mar 2017 at 11:34 AM
Is this a joke??..
#3 Posted by nomoregrey on 22 Mar 2017 at 18:41 PM
very questionable on a number of fronts.

Design statement - come on!!?

Lippe Architects seem to be becoming the go to for sub standard architecture
Lippy Bill
#4 Posted by Lippy Bill on 22 Mar 2017 at 21:45 PM
#2 this is amazing! Willy Lippe are amazing. A'hings amazing!
Graeme McCormick
#5 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 22 Mar 2017 at 23:07 PM
We are fast reaching the time when architects should lose their degrees for undermining their art.
#6 Posted by GW on 23 Mar 2017 at 12:46 PM
This is just awful. Im especially sad that their brand of sub-standard architecture is branching its way out of Aberdeen and shire.....!
Neil McAllister
#7 Posted by Neil McAllister on 23 Mar 2017 at 12:51 PM
Has anyone found images if the previous designs. It sounds as if the planners pushed them down this quasi-traditional route. I wonder if the previous designs were better or worse.
#8 Posted by Pleasantfield on 23 Mar 2017 at 16:10 PM
Hmm looks pretty much like a lift from a McCarthy and Stone retirement designs catalogue.
#9 Posted by Cadmonkey on 23 Mar 2017 at 21:09 PM
I don't think this looks too bad. It should fit in.
But there is absolutely no image or drawing showing how it relates to the presumably listed neighbouring hotel. You would think that it would be quite important to see the impact the development would have on its setting.
However HES don't seem to be troubled by that and have no comment. It's miles from Edinburgh.
#10 Posted by BigDougal on 24 Mar 2017 at 09:38 AM
Design statement... Fyfe stone, concrete roof tiles, Juliette balconies and white uPVC windows "all materials are deemed suitable and complementary to the historic setting". Haha.

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