The unique character of the towns villages and dramatic landscapes of the Outer Hebrides is being continually changed by the construction of inappropriately designed homes. The scale, footprint, roof configuration and architectural detail of many standard designs is making a visually disruptive impact on the landscapes of the Islands.
Over the last 6 months Proctor and Matthews Architects have worked closely with Scotframe (kit house suppliers and manufacturers), the Scottish Government and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to design an appropriate 'kit house' which will embrace the aspirations of 21st Century lifestyles with an attention to scale and sensitivity to context.
This study culminates in the design of a new Scotframe 'kit house' with optional plan and sectional variations which are both economically competitive and architecturally sensitive to setting.
The report into this study is available in two part
Outer Hebrides Kit House Study Part one (2.9mb)
Outer Hebrides Kit House Study Part two (3.8mb)