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Drumfin Housing, Tobermory


Drumfin Housing
Drumfin Housing

The 0.7 hectare site affords panoramic views across the Sound of Mull and the orientation of each building has been designed to create a positive micro-climate: wind shelter, noise buffer, natural light and solar gain to habitable rooms, with ample opportunity for roof mounted renewable technologies.

There is grey water recycling and soil and wastewater is treated in a SEPA approved sewage treatment plant that discharges clean water into an adjacent stream.

The design marries the rugged island vernacular with material finishes such as natural slate, render, timber cladding, timber framed high performance glazing. Each dwelling is designed to suit future change. e.g. home office working. The careful siting allows potential to extend and fit in with other properties.

  Project Budget: £1.2m
Client: West Key Properties Ltd
Design Stage: E
2008 - ongoing

City Architecture Office has successfully gained detailed planning approval for a mixed-use sustainable development on the Isle of Mull.

The proposals comprise of four houses and a guest house. It is an exemplary small scale rural development of four ‘long’ houses & a guest house.

The alignment of structures run parallel with the existing contours of the site enabling the buildings to sit comfortably in their landscape surroundings and promote wildlife habitat. The houses, two of which are semi-detached, are positioned close to the access road and create a rural clustered character, revealing a series of courtyards and gables throughout the development.