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Beach House / Dualchas Architects

  • Architects: Dualchas Architects
  • Location: Morar, Mallaig, Highland PH40, UK
  • Architect in Charge: Daniel Bär
  • Area: 150.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Andrew Lee

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Private Residence on Isle of Skye / Dualchas Architects

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RIBA Selects Six Houses for 2014 Manser Medal Shortlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for this year's Manser Medal, the award given for Britain's best new house. With a shortlist comprising a mixture of two London townhouses, a seaside getaway and three remote getaways in Scotland and Wales, the winner of this year's Manser medal will be announced at the RIBA's awards ceremony on October 16th.

RIBA President Steven Hodder said of the shortlisted schemes: "With each of the projects, the architects have added real value to the homeowner’s happiness and wellbeing. The originality, ingenuity and innovation on show in this shortlist should be an inspiration for anyone planning to build or make improvements to their own home. I encourage the UK’s volume house builders to look at the shortlisted schemes – we all deserve to live in homes that comfort and delight us."

Read on after the break for all six shortlisted projects

Cliff House / Dualchas Architects. Image © Alistair Nicholls Luker House / Jamie Fobart Architects. Image © Oliver Hess The Kench / Meloy Architects. Image © Jim Stephenson House no 7 / Denizen Works. Image © David Barbour

Scottish Architects To Launch "Architects For Yes" Campaign in Edinburgh

In advance of the Scottish Independence vote next month, a group of Edinburgh-based architects led by Alasdair Stephen of Dualchas Architects will launch an "Architects for Yes" campaign in support of independence. The campaign, which currently has backing from over 50 architects, states these architects' belief that independence could be a way to "design a new, better Scotland." More about the campaign and the launch ceremony after the break.

Borreraig House / Dualchas Architects

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Raasay Hall / Dualchas Architects

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Tigh Port na Long / Dualchas Architects

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