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Spectacular new timber house planned for the Highlands - images

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Rural Design Architects, based on the Isle of Skye, has revealed a series of striking images for a new private house in the Scottish Highlands.

The 500m 2house on the edge of Loch Maree in Rosshire in the north-west Highlands, which will replace a former forester's cottage, is set within a mature woodland.

The house has been designed to embrace the spectacular scenery, including views directly towards Slioch, one of the best-known mountains in Scotland.

The building's notable use of angles in its design is a specific attempt to ensure that all the occupied spaces enjoy views of the extraordinary landscape.

The architect is currently planning to use solid-timber construction for the structure, which it claims would be the first use of this system north of the border.

The building will be clad in a range of materials, primarily timber cladding, timber screens, glass and render. A system of combined heat and power is proposed for the energy use of the house, ideally using locally sourced timber.

by Ed Dorrell

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