Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - SIP House of the year
Described as a modest, sustainable home which sits in a magical location on the edge of a Scottish lake, Lochside House is formed of three buildings, huddled together and clad in burnt Scottish larch, protected by a traditional drystone wall. With roofs that echo the distant mountains, the house is perfectly integrated into the wild and rugged landscape.
The house is completely off-grid with nearly all energy provided by the sun with water supplied from a well. Inside, the rooms are comfortably sized with a pared-back aesthetic. Walls are lined in white oiled timber, surfaces are skimmed with a rough textured plaster and large windows at varying heights capture the stunning views.
The super-efficient and sustainable structural insulated panels (SIPs) from which the structure is made were engineered, manufactured and erected by Perthshire-based family business JML Contracts. The SIPs kit for the house had to be designed, engineered and precisely pre-cut offsite in a factory in Auchterarder, Scottland. Due to the remote building site, the panels were delivered using a Land Rover and trailer. The off-grid, low energy home was designed by HaysomWardMiller Architects and incorporates a complex floorplan with three different floor levels and eight roof areas across a single-story building.
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