March 12, 2012

RIAS Award Shortlist for Longhouse

A house by Heb Home's sister company Dualchas Building Design has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIAS Awards. The two bedroom house in Boreraig, north west Skye, is one of 23 buildings that have been nominated for the award being organised by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

 

Dualchas partner Neil Stephen said, “Other nominations include the refurbishment of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, and the Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow, so it is a great accolade to be shortlisted alongside these outstanding projects.

 

“Skye is definitely on the map when it comes to modern architecture – but it is a modern architecture that respects our beautiful landscapes.”

 

The building is an abstracted form of a longhouse, with a larch exterior, enclosed by a stone wall, with an interior of oak walls and Caithness stone floor.

Sholto Humphries, president of the RIAS said: “We had 71 submissions from throughout Scotland, ranging in scale from a few thousand pounds to over £60m. The number of entries is a tremendous vote of confidence and confirms that this new award is now the single most important recognition of architectural achievement in Scotland.”

Neil Baxter, secretary of the RIAS, said: “I think we’ve got a renaissance in architecture in Scotland right now. It’s particularly amazing given that we are in such difficult times and the commissioning environment has never been tougher. My view is that cost cutting can be short-sighted. You build in durability and you gain better long-term benefits if you build quality. The work we’re seeing in Scotland is some of the very best in Europe.”

A house by Skye architects Dualchas Building Design has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIAS Awards. The two bedroom house in Boreraig, north west Skye, is one of 23 buildings that have been nominated for the award being organised by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

 

Dualchas partner Neil Stephen said, “Other nominations include the refurbishment of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, and the Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow, so it is a great accolade to be shortlisted alongside these outstanding projects.

 

“Skye is definitely on the map when it comes to modern architecture – but it is a modern architecture that respects our beautiful landscapes.”

 

The building is an abstracted form of a longhouse, with a larch exterior, enclosed by a stone wall, with an interior of oak walls and Caithness stone floor.

Sholto Humphries, president of the RIAS said: “We had 71 submissions from throughout Scotland, ranging in scale from a few thousand pounds to over £60m. The number of entries is a tremendous vote of confidence and confirms that this new award is now the single most important recognition of architectural achievement in Scotland.”

Neil Baxter, secretary of the RIAS, said: “I think we’ve got a renaissance in architecture in Scotland right now. It’s particularly amazing given that we are in such difficult times and the commissioning environment has never been tougher. My view is that cost cutting can be short-sighted. You build in durability and you gain better long-term benefits if you build quality. The work we’re seeing in Scotland is some of the very best in Europe.”

 

HebHomes plan to introduce a range of double roof longhouses like Boreraig in the near future.  Contact us for more details.