Borreraig House on a Scottish island by Dualchas Architects
Scottish firm Dualchas Architects used Scottish stone and larch to build this single-storey house on the Isle of Skye.
Named Borreraig House, the part-time residence was designed by Dualchas Architects for a Buddhist, who inherited a plot of land on the largest of Scotland's Inner Hebrides islands.
"The intention was to create a calm, contemplative space for our client to escape the city and spend time with his friends," said architect Neil Stephen.
The house is divided into three rectilinear blocks, each with a simple gabled roof. Exterior walls are clad with horizontally arranged larch panels, which sit flush against the edges of the corrugated metal roofs.
"Materials were chosen which were found in the surrounding landscape - metal from the galvanised gates, larch from the fence posts and stone from walls and fanks," said the architect.
The first block contains a continuous living space that can be subdivided into a study, kitchen, dining room and lounge, while an adjoining second block accommodates a pair of bedrooms and a utility room.
A smaller third building sits off to one corner, creating a studio for quiet work and study.
Oak-faced plywood lines walls and ceilings throughout the house, and Scottish stone was used for the floors.