A modest, single bedroom house designed to make the most of holidaying in Shetland
2006 - 2008
Peter Miller Building Contractors
Richard Gibson Architects, Keiba Film (filmography), The Shetland Flyer
2008: I.A.A Awards - Orkney & Shetland | New Buildings - Winner
2008: I.A.A Awards - Highlands & Islands Region | New Buildings - Commendation
2008: Shetland Environmental Awards - Award
The brief was to design a modestly sized holiday house and create an environment in which to relax and enjoy the rural Shetland landscape in all weathers.
The bold mono-pitch stands proudly in the undulating landscape next to the sea. The narrow section of the main house is mirrored in form by the smaller conservatory which catches the evening sun.
Half of the original Wast Shore croft house was carefully retained to form a sheltered courtyard between it and the conservatory. The croft house gable is now a convenient outside store.
The original Wast Shore house
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