On a steeply-sloping site overlooking the Minch in northwest Skye, Tinhouse celebrates the corrugated metal sheeting commonly used in agricultural buildings. It does so in a contemporary way by using mill-finished corrugated aluminium as the external cladding for roof and walls.
Internally, its timber boarding, concrete floor and plywood cabinetry add to the handmade palette, giving the house a character simultaneously modern and rustic. The external metal skin acts as a protective layer against storms with minimal openings cut out for views. The long, horizontal slot cut into the north elevation creates a point to view the land and sea-scapes in all weathers.
ISLE OF SKYE
£ 110 K
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