Off-grid Highland home named RIBA house of the year
November 29 2018
The Royal Institute of British Architects have named a West Highland home as its House of the Year 2018 following a nationwide competition.
Lochside House, designed by Haysom Ward Millar Architects, won over the herarts and minds of judges courtesy of its highly sustainable nature which sees the self-sufficient home powered by solar energy and supported by its own water supply.
RIBA president Ben Derbyshire commented: “With a highly sustainable, off-grid approach to energy and water, it leaves the surrounding environment as undisturbed as possible.
"Every detail has been fine-tuned to create an exceptional home and studio that meets the needs and wishes of its artist owner."
Judges were also wowed by the homes relationship with nature through an innovative use of timber, providing the perfect setting for the artist owner’s art collection.
Photography by Richard Fraser
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