Chairman’s Award for Architecture

Kyle House


Located at the southern end of the Kyle of Tongue in Sutherland, Kyle House sits on an elevated site with uninterrupted views in all directions. It is a humble, peaceful, low-energy house, built to last for generations and perfect for two people to live slowly and comfortably while immersing themselves in the dramatic, natural setting.  The building dates from the early to mid-19th Century, appearing on the first Ordnance Survey map of the area, dating from 1874. It is believed […]

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Marina Strotz, the Chair of the Architecture panel said:
“During the judging process, this project was noted as stand-out project by all of the judges. The architects approached the project and brief with great sensitivity to its context, utilising simple exterior interventions to restore and enhance an existing stone building. The interiors benefit from an intricately detailed natural palette of materials, whilst carefully placed glazing creates beautifully lit internal spaces and frames views to a dramatic landscape. This project is a perfect example of how well-crafted contemporary architecture adds to the conservation and enhancement of an existing building. The refined building has a timeless richness and charm"

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