• Private
  • Kintyre
  • Sep 2012 - Oct 2013

Roots Design Workshop’s first commission in Kintyre has been to conceive designs for the development of an historic stone cottage near Tayinloan village.

The building was once home to the last Scottish Archbishop of Canterbury and has a distinctive hipped roof constructed from ship wrecked timber. Corner windows and a double height central Hall are two other features that make this a unique building. Roots Design Workshop has been asked to create a design that will turn the cottage into a contemporary holiday home.

The Team’s design uses the original spatial layout of small regularly organised rooms, with the southern facing rooms newly connected internally to create an open plan Kitchen, Dining space.  The corner windows are also extended to floor level to help maximise daylight and the views to the south-west. The existing lean-to entrance porch is to be replaced with a new timber clad Living room extension, that takes a lead from the form and language of the cottage gable. The cottage is to be completely re-decorated and re-fitted, with the external walls being re-lined internally with modern insulation products.  The existing roof is to be upgraded, and the brick chimney replaced with a modern metal flue.

The Roots Design Workshop team are looking forward to working on a building with such character and history.


Want to learn more?…

If you have a building project in mind, or simply require specialist guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer free no obligation design consultations to help projects get started, so we would be delighted to hear from you.

Roots Design Workshop is a professionally accredited architectural practice. We specialise in contemporary designs of traditional rural buildings. We have particular expertise in sustainable, energy efficient solutions. We offer architectural design and project management services.  We have experience of working on restorations, alterations, extensions and new builds.  Our Clients range from private individuals to public national bodies.  We work on feasibility studies, planning permissions, building warrants, technical specification packages and can manage building work on site.

Our aim has been to make our services available to the isolated and under-served communities in rural Scotland.

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Taventaggart, by Roots Design Workshop