House at Camusdarach Sands

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Over 2000 years ago the occupants of Skara Brae, Orkney used locally sourced materials to build partially submerged dwellings providing thermal insulation and protection from the storm battered climate. The weather definitely hasn’t improved, but for the most part the buildings remain intact.

Incorporating these principles, Raw Architecture Workshop has completed a new house on steeply sloping former rough grazing land at Camusdarach Sands. To make best use of the daylight, the architects created an angular shape that will over time become overgrown with grass.

All images © David Barbour

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