December 2018: Lochside House designed by HaysomWardMiller Architects has been named RIBA House of the Year 2018. The West Highlands home is formed of three buildings clad in burnt Scottish larch, surrounded by a traditional drystone wall that echoes the distant mountains. The off-grid design harnesses energy from the sun and water, with white oiled timber and textured plaster skimmed walls filling the interior. “Lochside House is truly breathtaking. By containing its scale, sensitively positioning the crop of buildings on a promontory around established trees, and making use of local materials, HaysomWardMiller have created a home which perfectly responds to its exposed, unique location,” says Ben Derbyshire, RIBA President.
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