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Reiach and Hall Architects has secured planning permission to dramatically rework a rather mundane 1970s Scottish bungalow into this striking Modernist house. Chapel Loan sits in the beautiful Esk Valley, near Edinburgh, and is the last house passed before reaching Rosslyn Chapel - featured in Dan Brown's blockbuster novel The Da Vinci Code. The plan is to clad parts of the existing structure with glass to create 'a crystalline object' in the landscape. The brief, for an unnamed client, involves adding a first oor to give extra space and exploit views of Rosslyn Chapel and the surrounding countryside.

A spokesman for Reiach and Hall Architects said: 'The [bungalow] is not built to contemporary standards and needs work to bring it up to scratch. Despite the poor quality of the built fabric, the existing plan is worthy of retention.'

Work on the £250,000 project begins this summer, with completion expected by the end of the year.

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