Challenged to create a home among the trees in Camuscross on the Isle of Skye, Dualchas Architects came up with a simple yet striking ‘slatted house’.
The private property is nestled within birch woodland, enjoying private views of a small burn and an abundance of natural light. The clients requested a space that would maintain a low profile among the trees and blend into the landscape. The project was completed in Summer 2016 by Allen Cowe Builders.
Weather to match
Russwood Scotlarch® provides a native, natural material for the exterior cladding, and will weather to match the natural tones of the site. The main block features boards of 140 x 25mm RW014 profile, while the lower rear block is clad with narrow boards of 54 x 40mm Adhoc profile. Russwood worked with the client to develop the profile of these narrow boards, which serve as a simple privacy screen for the windows on the approach to the house.
Continuing timber inside
Inside, wide boards of European Oak flooring provide a neutral backdrop to the bespoke oak dressers separating the living spaces.