Architecture

Built modern family residence on the 17th century ruins

Here the modern family house rises from the ruins of the 18th century.

Built modern family residence on the 17th century ruins

Every year, good examples of innovative architecture emerge.

It may be urban architectural beads or buildings in a more rural environment.

On the Isle of Coll northwest of Scotland, with a population of approximately 200 people, we find this example.

A modern five-room house built into an ancient ruin.

Built modern family residence on the 17th century ruins

COSTABLE: The entire home cost £ 690 000 (or approximately 6.3 million Norwegian kroner), but with a further £ 50 limit. 000 (or 450. 000 Kr). After 18 months of construction, the house was completed. Photo: Andrew Lee

The house was abandoned

The house that once was among the most magnificent on the island was abandoned in the mid 19th century when huge cracks began to appear in the structure.

Today, the ruins have been taken care of and transformed into innovative British architecture.

– The house is protected, but as a C category. It’s the lowest category of importance so we were able to make significant openings in the walls as we wanted, “says architect Tamsin Cunningham in WTArchitecture to click. no.

Built modern family residence on the 17th century ruins

PROTECTED: The original ruin is included in Historic Scotland’s registry of important historical buildings. Here are three categories: A, B and C and the White House, as the house is referred to as, is a C-protected building. Photo: Andrew Lee

Nominated for Architecture Award

Cunningham is responsible architect of the project that was completed last June. The property was recently awarded a prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA),

Built modern family residence on the 17th century ruins

CHILDREN’S ZONE: The living room at the living room is the children’s favorite room. It is built in cherry wood with benches at just the right height for fun and fun. Photo: Andrew Lee

The house is therefore qualified as one of 17 houses, which can get the so-called Manser Medal. It is a prize awarded to the best new house in Europe by a British architect.

The winner will be announced in September.

Renewal with respect for the old

The design of the building had to be approved, says Cunningham, but the planers who processed the applications were supportive. They would rather see this than further decay.

– In terms of solutions for working with historic buildings, we always try to have a respectful attitude towards the original structure, “said Cunningham.

Built modern family residence on the 17th century ruins

GREAT VIEW: The large glass facades invite the view. With starfish, the owners get a good overview of the landscape. Photo: Andrew Lee

In this case, the goal was to preserve the good atmosphere while creating a modern home.

– It’s important for us to build buildings in such a way that the original house can still be read and understood, she adds.

The owners of the house are married couple Alex and Seonaid Maclean-Bristol who have three children. They have been landowners for generations on the Isle of Cole.

Built modern family residence on the 17th century ruins

BUILDING ON THE ROUTES: Alex and Seonaid Maclean-Bristol’s house on the Isle of Coll in Scotland is built on house ruins left 150 years earlier. Photo: Andrew Lee

The property cost about 6.3 million Norwegian kroner, with a further 450-frame limit. 000 kroner to demolish the ruins.

After 18 months of construction, the house was completed.

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RESPONSIBILITIES: The design of the building had to be approved as it is for protected buildings, but the designers who processed the applications were supportive, says the architect office. Photo: Andrew Lee

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Built modern family residence on the 17th century ruins

PLAN SOLUTION: The project was completed in June last year and recently a prize was awarded from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). It qualifies the house of the so-called Manser Medal. A prize awarded to the best new house in Europe by a British architect. Photo: Illustration: WTArchitecture

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