Boat House

Strachur, Scotland

The Boat House occupies the last available plot on the edge of Loch Fyne in the Argyll and Bute region of Scotland. It lies at the inflection point of a series of hills forming Brackley Wood to the North and enjoys views both up-and-down and directly across the Loch.

The project is an artist studio which replaces a dilapidated structure from the 1950’s. Its volume responds to a number of different considerations, such as orientation towards views, privacy, wind-direction and the angle of summer and winter sun.

The structure sits upon a concrete platform which springs from an existing stone retaining wall and is clad with larch, drawing on the scale and material palette of nearby agricultural structures which line the waters edge.

Location: Strachur, Scotland
Status: Completion 2016