This is our office and Garry Adam’s own house. The building uses a Passivhaus specification and manages to keep the family cosy all year round without having a boiler or central heating system. The new house grows out of the old cottage which formed one of the walls of the walled garden. 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.
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”