suc dubh This is our office and Garry Adam’s own house. The building uses a Passivhaus specification and manages to keep our family cosy all year round without having a boiler or central heating system. The construction is of an experimental nature, using external insulation fixed to recycled masonary blocks to form exceptionally well insulated external walls. A black painted Russwood Scottish larch rainscreen creates an unusual yet low key appearance. The new house grows out of the old cottage which formed one of the walls of the walled garden. The house is roofed in standing seam zinc (HLMetals) over deep I joists. The site which was formerly an orchard housed a single existing stone cottage which was reworked to become a new home. This house is part a development which is inspired by local curved metal and timber barns. The masterplan concept was an informal palette of materials which allowed each house to have its own character, yet all houses to have a family resemblance to each other. The development is intended as an exemplar of how one might design small groups of low energy buildings in the countryside. Particular emphasis of ecological considerations resulted in solar orientated design ensuring every home has its principle living spaces facing south and opening on to a private garden. Each house has its utility/ back of house spaces on the north where only very small windows ensure privacy to the neighbours and minimal heat loss on the colder elevations. There are a total of four homes in the development, three of which were designed by Garry Adam and the fourth designed by its owner Ross Keillor Architect. The development was staged to suit the programme of each plot purchase, however each building conforms to the architectural language of the barn style typology. We received a Saltire Award Commendation for the Old Orchard Development at Kirkton of Craig in June 2017. The Awards reward "rewarding and advocating innovation and excellence in Scottish house building and place-making". See the previous winners and Kirkton of Craig at the Saltire Societies new interactive map.
suc dubh This is our office and Garry Adam’s own house. The building uses a Passivhaus specification and manages to keep our family cosy all year round without having a boiler or central heating system. The construction is of an experimental nature, using external insulation fixed to recycled masonary blocks to form exceptionally well insulated external walls. A black painted Russwood Scottish larch rainscreen creates an unusual yet low key appearance. The new house grows out of the old cottage which formed one of the walls of the walled garden. The house is roofed in standing seam zinc (HLMetals) over deep I joists. The site which was formerly an orchard housed a single existing stone cottage which was reworked to become a new home. This house is part a development which is inspired by local curved metal and timber barns. The masterplan concept was an informal palette of materials which allowed each house to have its own character, yet all houses to have a family resemblance to each other. The development is intended as an exemplar of how one might design small groups of low energy buildings in the countryside. Particular emphasis of ecological considerations resulted in solar orientated design ensuring every home has its principle living spaces facing south and opening on to a private garden. Each house has its utility/ back of house spaces on the north where only very small windows ensure privacy to the neighbours and minimal heat loss on the colder elevations. There are a total of four homes in the development, three of which were designed by Garry Adam and the fourth designed by its owner Ross Keillor Architect. The development was staged to suit the programme of each plot purchase, however each building conforms to the architectural language of the barn style typology. We received a Saltire Award Commendation for the Old Orchard Development at Kirkton of Craig in June 2017. The Awards reward "rewarding and advocating innovation and excellence in Scottish house building and place-making". See the previous winners and Kirkton of Craig at the Saltire Societies new interactive map.
suc dubh This is our office and Garry Adam’s own house. The building uses a Passivhaus specification and manages to keep our family cosy all year round without having a boiler or central heating system. The construction is of an experimental nature, using external insulation fixed to recycled masonary blocks to form exceptionally well insulated external walls. A black painted Russwood Scottish larch rainscreen creates an unusual yet low key appearance. The new house grows out of the old cottage which formed one of the walls of the walled garden. The house is roofed in standing seam zinc (HLMetals) over deep I joists. The site which was formerly an orchard housed a single existing stone cottage which was reworked to become a new home. This house is part a development which is inspired by local curved metal and timber barns. The masterplan concept was an informal palette of materials which allowed each house to have its own character, yet all houses to have a family resemblance to each other. The development is intended as an exemplar of how one might design small groups of low energy buildings in the countryside. Particular emphasis of ecological considerations resulted in solar orientated design ensuring every home has its principle living spaces facing south and opening on to a private garden. Each house has its utility/ back of house spaces on the north where only very small windows ensure privacy to the neighbours and minimal heat loss on the colder elevations. There are a total of four homes in the development, three of which were designed by Garry Adam and the fourth designed by its owner Ross Keillor Architect. The development was staged to suit the programme of each plot purchase, however each building conforms to the architectural language of the barn style typology. We received a Saltire Award Commendation for the Old Orchard Development at Kirkton of Craig in June 2017. The Awards reward "rewarding and advocating innovation and excellence in Scottish house building and place-making". See the previous winners and Kirkton of Craig at the Saltire Societies new interactive map.
suc dubh This is our office and Garry Adam’s own house. The building uses a Passivhaus specification and manages to keep our family cosy all year round without having a boiler or central heating system. The construction is of an experimental nature, using external insulation fixed to recycled masonary blocks to form exceptionally well insulated external walls. A black painted Russwood Scottish larch rainscreen creates an unusual yet low key appearance. The new house grows out of the old cottage which formed one of the walls of the walled garden. The house is roofed in standing seam zinc (HLMetals) over deep I joists. The site which was formerly an orchard housed a single existing stone cottage which was reworked to become a new home. This house is part a development which is inspired by local curved metal and timber barns. The masterplan concept was an informal palette of materials which allowed each house to have its own character, yet all houses to have a family resemblance to each other. The development is intended as an exemplar of how one might design small groups of low energy buildings in the countryside. Particular emphasis of ecological considerations resulted in solar orientated design ensuring every home has its principle living spaces facing south and opening on to a private garden. Each house has its utility/ back of house spaces on the north where only very small windows ensure privacy to the neighbours and minimal heat loss on the colder elevations. There are a total of four homes in the development, three of which were designed by Garry Adam and the fourth designed by its owner Ross Keillor Architect. The development was staged to suit the programme of each plot purchase, however each building conforms to the architectural language of the barn style typology. We received a Saltire Award Commendation for the Old Orchard Development at Kirkton of Craig in June 2017. The Awards reward "rewarding and advocating innovation and excellence in Scottish house building and place-making". See the previous winners and Kirkton of Craig at the Saltire Societies new interactive map.