Design

115 m2 bright for a couple

Giant windows were installed on the north-east facade to maximize the view of the skyline and Dunvegan Lake.

Andrew Lee / Alistair Nicholls

Located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, this bright contemporary home of 115 m2 in which a couple lives is designed to blend in with nature. On the banks of Lake Dunvegan, the design house dressed in wood offers a spectacular panorama, and opens on expanses of water and green as far as the eye can see. Discovery of places.

Posted on the cliff side on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the Galtrigill House is composed of two spaces that the architect Daniel Bär, of the agency Dualchas, connected to each other. The first, larch wood, corresponds to the front of the house and is firmly inscribed in the rugged terrain. Long floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of Dunvegan Lake and its wild shores. The second space at the back is in Caithness stone. This house is extremely contemporary in its form and yet reminiscent of old-style farms in this northern region. Oriented north-east to protect itself from the strong winds coming from the southwest, the facade offers the spectacle of a landscape as raw as splendid. It is also in this part of the house that the architect has installed the rooms to live.

From a distance, the only thing that stands out is a wall planted in the middle of a setting washed by an impetuous meteorology. As we approach, the confusion subsides and we discover the contours of the Galtrigill House, which overlooks Dunvegan Lake on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Datasheet of the contemporary house in Scotland

Area : 115 m2. Inhabitants : a couple. Materials : wood, glass and concrete. Budget : 307 000 euros.

The front of Galtrigill House in Scotland. On the shores of an island in the north of Scotland, the formal and crude simplicity of this dwelling is reminiscent of the isolated and untamed nature of the place.

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The back of Galtrigill House in Scotland. Hidden by wild grasses, the facade is made of Caithness stone, a rock from the region.

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Inside, Daniel Bär chose to equip the premises with as little furniture as possible. White walls and polished concrete on the ground make room for the surrounding landscape, a show all by itself.

The hens would gladly invite themselves to Galtrigill House in Scotland ...

Andrew Lee / Alistair Nicholls

Giant windows were installed on the north-east facade to maximize the view of the skyline and Dunvegan Lake.

Andrew Lee / Alistair Nicholls

The architect of the house Galtrigill, Daniel Bär

Founded in 1996 by brothers Neil and Alasdair Stephen, the small architectural agency Dualchas of the Isle of Skye has today seated its fame well beyond the region. Armed with a large team and a second office in Glasgow since 2006, she has built a solid reputation for authenticity and integrity through the various projects she has carried out on the islands of northern Scotland . Multi-rewarded, the agency continues to grow while remaining faithful to what has been important to him since its beginnings: to do his job in respect of the environment.

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Andrew Lee / Alistair Nicholls