Architecture Scotland Annual 2015, Urban Realm

‘A professional couple purchased the site with the dream of building a bespoke new family home for relaxing and entertaining. We worked closely with the clients from the very start, gaining an understanding­­­­­­­ of their needs as a family and their aspirations for the house in order to unlock the design.

Briefed to build a “modern but timeless” piece of architecture, we worked collaboratively with the clients on site formulating ideas to create the right balance of contemporary within a suburban street. They wanted to retain as much of the existing mature landscaping as possible as the site was previously part of a large garden to a 1950s bungalow.

Decisions were made based on emotional mapping, where we guided the clients through an imagined journey of their home. This informed the design which was honed to work with physical constraints of the site, resulting in a spacious, contemporary family home that reflects the clients’ aspirations.’

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