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The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects

  • 01:00 - 14 November, 2011
The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects
The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects, © Simon Winstanley Architects
© Simon Winstanley Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalry, Castle Douglas. DG7 3UB, Scotland
  • Architect

    Simon Winstanley Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    Asher Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Paterson Landscape
  • Main Contractor

    3b Construction Ltd.
  • Area

    182.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Houl, , is a contemporary single storey 'long house' which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction and achieves a 'zero carbon' rating by using very high levels of insulation, whole house heat recovery ventilation, air source heat pump and a wind turbine.

© Simon Winstanley Architects
© Simon Winstanley Architects

The entrance to the house is sited on the north east side of the house under the cover of the roof to provide shelter from the prevailing wind. The principal rooms are situated along the contour of the site to enjoy the spectacular views across the valley to the west. The ancillary service spaces are generally to the rear.

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© Simon Winstanley Architects

The slope of the roof of the main living accommodation follows the slope of the hillside with the roof of the rear accommodation meeting the main roof at a shallower angle to allow morning sunlight to penetrate the centre of the house through clerestory windows. The house is constructed in steel and timber frame with walls clad in cedar weatherboarding and the roof finished with pre-weathered grey standing seam zinc. Windows are triple glazed with a thermally broken timber frame.

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© Simon Winstanley Architects

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38 Comments

morgs96 · August 10, 2012

Rather prosaic version of a Glenn Murcutt house at that.

Rex Ray · July 18, 2012

More house porn. http://t.co/mTTcQD3n

zoomstudio · July 01, 2012

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shelter · June 30, 2012

#carbonneutral house nestled in hills of Scotland! #LEED #sustainabledesign http://t.co/03Xii7cu via @archdaily

Mert · June 25, 2012

I think that this project and the other projects of this studio are so much like the projects of Glenn Murcutt (Pritzker Prize Winner).

Centurión Bertorello · January 27, 2012

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Mike Bond · December 09, 2011

A beautiful and simple, yet, modern design, I think. For my second year project, I designed something very similar to this, in means of double pitched roof, central corridor and clerestory window. Though, my house was a two story building, and volume massing was different. But this is far more better than mine. Well done! :)

Eric Jelinski · December 03, 2011

This is a beautiful, energy efficient home. Want! ~> The Houl / Simon Winstanley Architects http://t.co/Bo2PVJaS

nan fischer · December 03, 2011

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Tsukiyo · December 02, 2011

Nothing outside the box, it ticks everything in the checklist but offers nothing beyond.

DPW Contracting · November 30, 2011

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Juraj Mikurcik · November 17, 2011

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Malcolm Brooks · November 16, 2011

Contemporary home, sustainable, ‘zero carbon’ rating, heat recovery ventilation, air source heat pump & wind turbine. http://t.co/NEIJIpI9

Michel Haverkamp · November 16, 2011

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bluevertical · November 15, 2011

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Chris · November 15, 2011

I wish the whole thing didn't look like it was designed verbatim from the eco-green rulebook. Still, looks pretty comfortable inside. And it works I guess.

Archifront · November 15, 2011

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Terry Culver · November 15, 2011

Excellent in every way. Modest in size, simple in design and construction, responsible in eco-principles and overall comfortable and homely. Oh...and that view doesn't hurt either.
Me want badly!

Travel Writer · November 15, 2011

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bovolo · November 15, 2011

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sbd2050.org · November 15, 2011

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The Houl, [a 2011 RIBA Award Recipient], is a contemporary single storey house - http://t.co/EGKyYpbs

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