It seeks to be sensitive in both scale and siting in making a ‘place’ however it is formed in crisp contemporary materials. The three bedroom property centres on an open plan kitchen and breakfast bar, opening onto a living room with its own wood burning stove and oriented to the south to benefit from wider views. “In terms of materials it is desired that the house contrasts with the existing white harled cottage, so that while it has a similar form, it marks its place in time. “In summary, this is a house which is confident of its place and time. | Send to friend
November 10 2014
Loader Creative Design, founded by former Elder Cannon architect Matt Loader, has submitted plans for a family home at Sidehead Farm, near Strathaven, South Lanarkshire – the practice’s first stand-alone house. The proposed blackened timber therefore reflects this contrast, forming a uniform cladding material. Situated on green belt land the property is designed to reflect the local development pattern of clusters of 1.5 storey buildings and is clad in stained black timber horizontal rainscreen cladding with matching decking and an adjoining garage, built to mimic the house to which it connects via a glazed link.