Innovative Single House Design: highly commended

Architect: Fiddes Architects
Main Contractor: Alan Buchan Contractors
Engineer: Graeme Craig Consulting Engineers Ltd 
Location: Cushnie

The property was designed for the owner to retire too and enjoy independent living later in life. The design of the dwelling was contextually driven which results in a single-storey house which embeds itself within the natural topography. The building skin is clad in Thermopine cladding with a factory coated ebony micro text finish and a black corrugate steel roofing, which contrasts with the copper down pipes and lighting. The property is high insulated and designed with energy efficiency in mind.

The judges felt that the building sat well within its setting, making the best use of the vast surrounding countryside and views with large picture windows. The design and layout of the building had been led by the client and the judges felt the interior reflected their personality.

Side view of Camhaniach building with large glass doors, bench and seat, and grass area in foreground

Inside Camhaniach, with long dining table, units, kitchen worktop in background

Building with gravel driveway and parking space behind building, fencing in foreground