Borve Estate

SBA Architects Ltd

The brief was to design and build 2 cottages for holiday lets to a 5 star standard and bring diversity to the existing estate. Using rock blasted from the site Rock cottage is a long, low building which grows out of the rock terraces and The Broch rises out of trees. Wood from Lews Castle Grounds, wind blown beech, driftwood, greenheart timber and lots of stone were also used for the buildings. Winner of the Western Isles IAA Awards for Best New Building and Placemaking, the CNES Design Award for Business, Non-Domestic and short-listed for the 2013 Civic Trust Awards.

Location

Isle of Harris
BORVE HS3 3HT

Contact

Stuart Bagshaw
Architect
sbaarchitects@btconnect.com

Client

Borve Estate

Completed

December 2012

Size

247

Categories

  • Residential
  • Sustainability