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Ackling Cook Bothy / Reiach and Hall Architects

  • 01:00 - 27 July, 2011
Ackling Cook Bothy / Reiach and Hall Architects
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    Reiach And Hall Architects
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    SKM OneSixty
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    K J Tait
  • Main Contractor

    Robert Reid Joinery and Building

From the architect. The bothy is a refurbishment and extension of a remote cottage carried out for two artists, Roger Ackling and Martin Cook, and their families. The extension, clad in black charred timber slats, lies as a shadow behind the main house, whose accommodation has been opened up in section and plan to provide a bright, modern living space. The stone cottage is of the landscape, and rests in the landscape, with no conscious boundary or garden.

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Roger's work centres around drawing, drawing by means of the sun. He burns exquisite marks and patterns, using a magnifying glass, on pieces of found wood. The wood is always jetsam. Once useful but now discarded these pieces are rediscovered as works of art.

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Reiach and Hall viewed the existing bothy almost as building jetsam, a once useful shelter that has now been abandoned. The architectural challenge was about how to renovate this shell and how to extend it on a limited budget in a remote location.

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The concept for the new extension is a shadow on the hill. Imagining enlightenment from the North, a shadow is cast southwards from the basic bothy form. This idea combines notions and passions about Scotland and the North coupled with an understanding and reference to Roger’s work.

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42 Comments

Sam Deane · July 27, 2012

Nice feature on my uncle’s place in the Ettrick Valley.

http://t.co/S0kI7l6W

Sebastian Loaiza Villagrán · August 06, 2011

I like it, but it would be a lot better, specially how the geometry of the expansion recognize and play with the old house. And yes, it's very honest and respectul.

Elrond Burrell · August 02, 2011

very nice! RT @ruraldesign: Reich and Hall Bothy - Nice - http://bit.ly/oxJCZY

Alan Ritchie · August 02, 2011

Reich and Hall Bothy - Nice - http://t.co/ZrUOAA5

Rural Design · August 02, 2011

Reich and Hall Bothy - Nice - http://t.co/ZrUOAA5

Red Wolf · August 02, 2011

Ackling Cook Bothy http://goo.gl/S4T9O #architecture

Matt Pickering · July 30, 2011

“@mrjohnbadman: @jonathangdale http://t.co/Hdu8q16” worked with R&H on bid for Glasgow Commonwealth Games village. They do beautiful stuff

Ornament and Crime · July 30, 2011

Simple, raw, honest.

Nicholas Patten · July 29, 2011

Ackling Cook Bothy. http://bit.ly/o8YFEl

Jared E Wright · July 28, 2011

Great Scottish project! Ackling Cook Bothy by Reiach and Hall Architects http://pulse.me/s/SYjU

Architecture · July 28, 2011

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Anson Morris · July 28, 2011

This is a truly beautiful remodel and expansion. Clean well thought out interiors and respectful exteriors. Although I am not sure how the satellite dish bolted to the chimney "speaks" to the design language...

alex · July 28, 2011

thumbs down to 'shadow concept' and big thumbs down to tosh's 'urban designer' comment

Mark Horner · July 28, 2011

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bovolo · July 28, 2011

Interesante casa reformada en Escocia http://t.co/b0vKMVm /cc @Elreta @martindonato

bovolo · July 28, 2011

Interesante casa reformada en Escocia http://t.co/b0vKMVm /cc @Elreta @martindonato

John Badman · July 28, 2011

@jonathangdale check this out. http://t.co/rK8tkAa

CSM_Library · July 28, 2011

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elaine may neish · July 28, 2011

http://t.co/fRFLNBm. This is a wonderful concept for an extension to a bothy. Beautifully done I think

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Scott @ Cube Studio · July 28, 2011

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h.a. · July 28, 2011

best Scottish practice!!
urban designers? I wonder why everything is so specialized in this country!! soon there will be pavement designers, facade designers, window designers and all signal of architecture will be gone

David · July 28, 2011 11:00 PM

I like this guy. By the way, we of the Pavement Alliance are having a guest speaker this week. "Gravel, grit or glamour." is the subject of discussion.

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Tosh · July 28, 2011

A very nice, beautiful project. This proves once again that architects should be allowed to design only in the countryside. Leave the cities to urban designers..

me · July 28, 2011 05:37 PM

Tosh, your comment doesn't even begin to make any sense. I'm somewhat hesitant to ask you to elaborate.

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