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  4. United Kingdom
  5. Denizen Works
  6. 2012
  7. House No.7 / Denizen Works

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

House No.7 / Denizen Works

  • 01:00 - 1 August, 2014
House No.7 / Denizen Works
House No.7 / Denizen Works, © David Barbour
© David Barbour

© David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Heanish, United Kingdom
  • Project Architect

    Murray Kerr
  • Design Team

    Murray Kerr, David Anderson, David Thomson, Jon Law
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineers

    CRA Engineers

  • Form of contract and/or procurement


  • Quantity surveyor

    M+B QS

  • Main contractor

    John MacKinnon Builders
  • More Specs Less Specs
© David Barbour
© David Barbour

Text description provided by the architects. The Living-house, containing living/kitchen/dining spaces with master bedroom below, functions as the social heart of the new home. The living space is a half level up from the entrance with the master bedroom sunk into the landscape with views to the sheltered garden. Access to the garden, created by the removal of the sand blow build up around the existing cottage, and the beach is from the southern end of the space.

© David Barbour
© David Barbour

The Guesthouse is constructed in the stone from the origi- nal cottage containing two guest bedrooms, a bathroom and a quiet snug/entertaining room with an open link to the main hall in the utility.

© David Barbour
© David Barbour

The Utility is the functional heart of the building containing laundry facilities along with a wet room in which to clean off the sand from the beach or fish scales from the sea and a studio/lego room for painting and play. This third element, with the feel of a covered outdoor space, seamlessly links the other elements of the house allowing family and guests to interact as they choose.

© David Barbour
© David Barbour

The interior of the house offers a counterpoint to the robust architecture of the exterior, filled with natural light; the fin- ishes are intentionally robust with inspiration for the palette taken from local Tiree architecture. Heating is provided through an air-source heat pump.

Cite: "House No.7 / Denizen Works" 01 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884