About the project

A local community group appointed Roots Design Workshop to design 5 new affordable housing units to meet the demand for of the local residents on the Isle of Iona. Roots’ solution is a seaward facing terrace across the site, composed from a repeated house type. This house type has a traditional form and scale, with its accommodation spread over one-and-a-half storeys across a simple one room deep rectangular plan. A minimal and traditional set of materials, including west highland slate, timber openings and lime render, finish the outside