Envisioned by Glasgow-based firm Dualchas Architects, House in Colbust is a project located on Waternish, a peninsula on the island of Skye, Scotland. According to the architects, its design is “directly inspired by a black shed on the adjacent croft, simple in form and clearly rooted to its landscape. The form developed out of a desire to lose the bulk of the relatively large building into the shadow of the cliff behind so that the 1 ½ storey element containing all the bedrooms sits behind the main simple communal living space in front.” The buildings are grouped around a courtyard, that offers opportunities for spending time outdoors, protected by windy weather.

Aluminum roofs finished in black Plannja Hard Coat surface coating and black rainscreen cladding contribute to the originality of these dwellings. All interiors are connected to the outdoors through generously-sized windows: “The brief was for an open plan living/dining/lounge but also separate games room and study/sitting room and four bedrooms. The main living space can be divided off from the back bedrooms by means of a sliding oak screen. There was to be a separate shed for storage and wood store and heat pump shelter.” Enjoy the virtual tour and tell what your thoughts are regarding the overall layout and design of this Scotland residence! [Photos by Andrew Lee Photographer]