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Craig Amy wins Stirling Development international housing contest


Craig Amy, formerly with Richard Murphy Architects has won a Stirling Developments competition for a new typology at the firm’s Calderwood development near East Calder

Amy’s first effort as a sole practitioner is a timber-clad ‘long barn’, with front door at one end that includes a space to sit and enjoy a small communal landscaped area.

His design places the rooms along one wall with the circulation and storage placed along the opposite side. The far end is a large living, dining and kitchen area focused on the large garden and courtyard.

The design is complemented by a freeform community space, which avoids the typical suburban layout of individual houses surrounded by their own grounds and with unused front gardens and driveways.

Instead it features a communal `street` to the front, a space that residents can `inhabit` as a communal extension of their own homes, and is intended to encourage socialising.

The competition runners up included London’s Amin Taha (pictured bottom right) and City Architecture Office (pdf of scheme attached)



Readers' comments (2)

  • Blaaaaand.
    Why exactly do we need perfectly ordinary and logical words like street and inhabit in quotation marks?
    I'm pretty sure we can get all our heads around the concept of these 'groundbreaking' architectural endeavours.

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  • Good to see well-designed, non-showy housing being taken on by developers. Nice work.
    But - Completely in agreement about the quotation marks, particularly for inhabit... please don't patronise us.

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