In collaboration with Nathanael Dorent Architecture, Lily Jencks Studio finished a project built upon history in rural Dumfries, Scotland. The project was in the form of modern home shrouded the 17th-century ruins of a farmhouse. Instead of banishing the ruins, the architects came with the idea of incorporating them into the home design.
The house was built without changing the single stone in the ruins from the 17th-century farmhouse. Therefore, the architects in charge decided to incorporate the ruins into a modern and ultra-efficient family home.
From the house, the view of grassy emerald landscapes is presented to freshen up the atmosphere.
With the suggestion of four walls, the original structure was eroded down to waist-height for the house exterior.
High Contrast Design
To come up with a new and unique look for the ancient farmhouse, the architects went with a high-contrast design.
Three Layers of Walls
The house uses three layers of walls beginning with the original stone. The first layer is a black waterproofing EPDM rubber shaping a pitched-roof for the interiors.
The house also equipped with a curving interior ‘tube’ wall system emphasizing the interior spaces to create a sense of soft and cave-like nature.
For the furniture and storage, the homeowners can use a ‘porched’ space within the thickness of the tube wall and between the envelope and the tube.
Via Web Urbanist