Moshe Safdie, Architect, Highlands Luxury House, Loch Ossian Property, Design, Images
Corrour Lodge : Scottish Highlands House
Highlands Home : Contemporary Building, northern Scotland – design by Moshe Safdie
Contemporary Highlands House
Location: Corrour Lodge, Loch Ossian, Highlands, Scotland, UK
Client: Corrour Estates Ltd
Corrour Lodge images by Moshe Safdie Architects / Morris and Steedman Associates
Design Statement by Moshe Safdie
Corrour Lodge evokes the tradition of great Scottish houses and weaves together remnants of the original Victorian-era great house on the site, destroyed by fire in 1940. A glass vaulted Great Hall forms the center of the house and is flanked by two masonry volumes, one rectangular, the other cylindrical.
These volumes are penetrated by glass structures that are, respectively, conical and pyramidal. Surviving original granite outbuildings accommodate kitchens and other back-of-house functions. The split-face granite surfaces of the new structure match those of the original.
Corrour Lodge is sited so that all guest rooms have views of Loch Ossian, while walkways and terraces afford views of the surrounding Highlands. In approving the design, The Royal Fine Arts Commission for Scotland noted that the complex is “destined to become one of the few examples of world-class 20th Century architecture in Scotland”.
Moshe Safdie’s Corrour Lodge works with the remains of the Victorian house on the site, destroyed in 1940 by fire.
A glass-vaulted ‘Great Hall’ forms the centre of Corrour Lodge and is flanked by two masonry volumes, one rectangular, the other cylindrical. These volumes are penetrated by conical and pyramidal glass structures.
The original granite outbuildings accommodate kitchens and back-of-house functions. The split-face granite surfaces of the new structure match those of the original house. The hunting lodge is sited so that each of the eight guest suites have views of Loch Ossian, with walkways and terraces facing out to rugged Highlands scenery.
The Royal Fine Arts Commission of Scotland noted at the time of review that the Corrour Lodge is ‘destined to become one of the few examples of world-class 20th-century architecture in Scotland.’
Moshe Safdie Architects, Boston, USA in association with né Begg, 1998-2002
issued in 2004 by Morris & Steedman Associates
Location: Corrour Lodge, Loch Ossian, Scotland
Architecture in Scotland
Scottish Architecture Designs – chronological list
Scottish Architects – architecture firm contact details on e-architect
Moshe Safdie Talk
RIAS Inverness Convention, May 2002:
Moshe Safdie talked in a well-rehearsed fashion about a handful of worldwide projects ranging from New York skyscrapers to Holocaust Memorials and Museums in Israel.
Morris and Steedman Associates – current projects:
Corrour Lodge (in association with Moshe Safdie)
Moshe Safdie Principal Office:
Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1978-
Inverness Campus Masterplan
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